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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…


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Behrend, Allegheny to add 6 each to Hall of Fame

By | June 28, 2014 10:57 pm | 0 Comments

Penn State Behrend and Allegheny College will add six inductees each into their respective Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. James Curren (2004 graduate, basketball), Jason Karas (2002, baseball), Jessica Knapp (2004, cross country/track), Julie Leininger (2000, tennis), Keith Lepionka (2003, baseball) and honorary member Bob Light will be 
inducted into the Behrend Hall on…


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Former D-10 athletes help Akron win swim crown

By | April 24, 2014 7:15 pm | 0 Comments

Former McDowell swimmer Kelsey Ferrante, a junior at the University of Akron, recently won medals in several events at the three-day Mid-American Conference swimming and diving championships at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio, in March. Ferrante was named to the All-MAC first team and helped the Zips win the conference championship for the first time…


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Fairview’s Eckendorf sets diving records at Grove City

By | March 22, 2014 10:12 am | 0 Comments

Fairview graduate Carolyn Eckendorf turned in a strong sophomore season as a diver with Grove City College. Eckendorf placed second in the Presidents Athletic Conference championships in the 3-meter diving competition with an 11-dive total of 464.65 points, good for a school record. She also set an 11-dive school record of 422.20 in the 1-meter…


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Fairview grad Roberts wins Horizon League diving title

By | March 18, 2014 2:28 pm | 0 Comments

Cleveland State sophomore diver Danny Roberts, a Fairview graduate, won the 1-meter diving competition at the Horizon League championships recently. Roberts, a two-time PIAA Class AA champion in high school, scored 333.20 points after six dives to win the league title. Vikings diving coach Rich Karban was impressed with Roberts’ effort: “The thing about Danny…


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Behrend swimmers collect All-AMCC honors

By | February 28, 2014 1:16 am | 0 Comments

Penn State Behrend swimmers picked up several All-AMCC honors this week. Eight members of the men’s team and four from the Lions’ women’s program claimed first-team honors. On the men’s side, Dan Simon was named AMCC Co-Swimmer of the Year and Nick Kost was picked as Newcomer of the Year. Simon, who earned the same conference honor last season, led…


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Behrend men’s programs pick up pair of AMCC titles

By | February 20, 2014 3:15 pm | 0 Comments

Coming off an impressive fall sports season, the Penn State Behrend athletic programs continue to collect conference championships. The Lions’ men’s swimming and diving teams and men’s basketball team have claimed AMCC titles recently. The Lions routed Hilbert 87-58 at the Junker Center on Wednesday night to clinch the AMCC regular-season crown, earn the No….


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On Campus notebook: Gannon’s Uht claims water polo honor

By | February 16, 2014 7:00 am | 0 Comments

Gannon’s women’s water polo team is drawing on its pool of area talent. The Knights’ team includes six area high school graduates, including freshman Christine Uht, a Villa Maria graduate. Uht was named the Water Polo Association Western Division rookie of the week last week. Uht scored a goal in her college debut Feb. 8…


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Honor Roll: Herman, Koper, Jones earn conference honors

By | January 30, 2014 2:13 am | 0 Comments

North East graduate Kathy Herman, a freshman swimmer at Converse College, was named to the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll. Student-athletes with a 3.2 grade-point average or higher make the conference honor roll. Herman placed third last weekend in the 1,650-yard freestyle (20 minutes, 36.18 seconds) at the Viking Classic hosted by Berry College in…


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On Campus notebook: D’Ambrosio bound for Hall of Fame again

By | January 26, 2014 7:00 am | 0 Comments

Jay D’Ambrosio, a 1990 Fairview High School graduate, will be inducted into the Grove City College Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 22. D’Ambrosio is a six-time NCAA Division III All-American swimmer who excelled in the backstroke from 1990-94. In 2002, D’Ambrosio was inducted into the Grove City Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame and…


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