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Pirates’ McCutchen to marry SRU graduate

December 11, 2013 News Extra

Pittsburgh Pirates superstar Andrew McCutchen on Wednesday caught widespread attention when he proposed to his fiance, a 2011 Slippery Rock University graduate, on the Ellen DeGeneres TV show.

The Pirates center fielder chatted with the television host and then narrated a video montage of his baseball playing which made him the MVP of the National League this year.

Then Maria Hanslovan, dressed in white, was plucked from the audience, accepted his proposal and was presented a bouquet of roses and a Pirates themed veil.

Within hours, Hanslovan was being dubbed the “First Lady of Pittsburgh Pirates” on sports Internet sites.

Hanslovan of Dubois attended Dubois Central Catholic before spending all four years of her collegiate career at SRU. She majored in forensic and biological chemistry, according to university officials.

When Hanslovan graduated, McCutchen was at the ceremony.