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Mercer County woman named Mountaineer Ultimate Fan Contest finalist

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVNS) - A Mercer County woman is one of the finalists for the Mountaineers Ultimate Fan Contest.

 Krista Kessinger loves the Mountaineers and has been a fan her entire life. She designed a hat, which other mountaineer fans can vote for online. Her hat design took on a special meaning.

"My grandfather and I. We watched sports all the time together and we would sit down and yell at the tv together for hours. My grandfather passed away nearly 11 years ago from cancer and I wanted to make something about this different, " Krista Kessinger, Ultimate Mountaineer Fan Finalist, said. 

The contest is put on by West Virginia University.

If she wins, she'll go to the Big 12 Tournament and make a donation to the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment, in memory of her grandfather. 

The winning hat will be on sale at the Big 12 Tournament and online in March. 

You can vote for her hat or one of the other hats on the Ultimate Mountaineer Fan's website

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