Abbie Backenstoe

Abbie Backenstoe joined the WBOY sports staff in August 2019 after graduating from West Virginia University with a degree in broadcast journalism with an emphasis in sports journalism.

Abbie has covered sports throughout her time at WVU for the student-run newspaper, the Daily Athenaeum, and Mountaineer Playbook.

Abbie is originally from the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia. Abbie was born an avid Philadelphia Eagles, Sixers, and Phillies fan. And, of course, she is also a Mountaineers fan (#HornsDown).

When Abbie is not watching or covering sports, she enjoys eating at local restaurants, kayaking, skiing, hiking, and basically anything outdoors – especially here in almost heaven!

If you have a sports story idea, feel free to contact Abbie by DM’ing her on Twitter @AbackenstoeWBOY or emailing her at

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