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Area student-athletes claim academic honors

By | July 24, 2014 5:44 pm | 0 Comments

 

The academic accolades keep pouring in this week for area college student-athletes. Here’s this week’s list of area honorees: ▀ Penn State Behrend basketball players Mike Knoll and Dan Kress were named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court. Knoll, a 6-foot 6-inch forward who graduated from Cathedral Prep, averaged 6.1 points and… View Article

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Countdown to Kickoff for college football: 35

By | July 24, 2014 8:39 am | 0 Comments

 

College Kickoff Countdown is a daily series on the On Campus blog. There are now 35 days until the opening day of the 2014 season. Number of the day: 35 That’s the number of career touchdown receptions that Edinboro receiver Ernest Priester had during his career from 1986-90. His 35 TD catches are 15 more than… View Article

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Gannon’s Caliste named BSN Preseason All-American

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By | July 17, 2014 11:48 pm | 0 Comments

 

Gannon senior return specialist Justin Caliste was named to the Beyond Sports Network NCAA Division II Preseason All-America third team this week. Caliste was named to the BSN Preseason second team in 2012. The Roseville, Calif., native is a three-time All-PSAC player, including back-to-back first-team selections the past two seasons. Caliste set the Knights’ single-season record… View Article

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Gannon claims 4 Top Team GPA Awards in PSAC

By | July 16, 2014 12:21 am | 0 Comments

 

Gannon finished as the runner-up in the PSAC in the Top Team GPA Awards from the 2013-14 academic year. The awards honor the teams with the top cumulative team grade-point average in each of the 21 sponsored sports within the PSAC. The league hosts 23 championships, however, indoor and outdoor track and field are counted… View Article

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Area PSAC student-athletes excel in classroom

By | July 3, 2014 9:48 pm | 0 Comments

 

As fans of college sports, we sometimes can forget we root for teams that are comprised of student-athletes. The student always comes before the athlete. So it’s nice to see area universities are producing many well-rounded individuals who excel in the classroom, as well as on the field/court/etc… Gannon had a school-record 186 student-athletes named… View Article

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Manchel signs first Mercyhurst-NE recruit in Jones

By | June 27, 2014 8:07 pm | 0 Comments

 

Mercyhurst University has not had a Mercyhurst-North East junior college player on the men’s basketball team, but coach Gary Manchel said this week the Lakers signed their first Saints player in Cleveland 6-foot guard Damon Jones. “We never signed a player from the branch campus, and we think we have a good one in Damon,” Manchel… View Article

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Hansen, Papich earn NCAA Woman of the Year nominees

By | June 25, 2014 12:35 am | 0 Comments

 

Recent graduates Sarah Hansen (Florida Gulf Coast) and Jen Papich (Gannon) have finished their college basketball careers, but each earned another accolade to cap their impressive résumés. Both were named as NCAA Woman of the Year nominees this week. The award honors women who excel inside and outside college athletics. Hansen, a General McLane graduate,… View Article

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Gannon’s Brunelli signs 2nd recruit for 2014-15

By | May 23, 2014 11:43 pm | 0 Comments

 

Gannon women’s basketball coach Jim Brunelli s announced the signing of McKenna Shives for the 2014-15 season. Shives joins Kelsey Dugger, who signed in the early signing period in December. Shives averaged 17.9 points, 3.4 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 3.4 steals per game in her senior season at Struthers High School of the All-American Conference, helping the Wildcats… View Article

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Fort LeBoeuf grad Shorts to run in D-II steeplechase finals

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By | May 23, 2014 11:32 am | 0 Comments

 

Fort LeBoeuf graduate Ciara Shorts, a Clarion senior, will go for a national title tonight when she competes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase finals at the NCAA Division II track and field championships in Allendale, Mich. Shorts placed fourth in her heat Thursday with a school-record time of 10 minutes, 48.14 seconds. That topped her own Clarion record… View Article

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Mercyhurst’s Altavilla semifinalist for D-II pitcher of year honor

By | May 22, 2014 12:33 am | 0 Comments

 

Mercyhurst junior right-hander Dan Altavilla was named a semifinalist for the inaugural Brett Tomko Award from Inside Pitch Magazine. The Brett Tomko Award honors the Division II pitcher of the year. The winner of the inaugural Brett Tomko Award will be named Monday, June 2, after the Division II championships. The weeklong tournament runs through Saturday… View Article

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