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Archery Graduates Honored During ‘Senior Day’ Festivities


Senior archers, honored at the Field House by coaches and families, are, from left, Aaron Lapinski, Zachary Plannick, Julie Cain and Tyler Gale Penn College archery coaches Chad Karstetter and Brian Parker say goodbye to four “irreplaceable seniors” this season, telling a Senior Day audience Saturday that the young men and woman represent their alma mater as both outstanding students and athletes who will be greatly missed. Wildcat archers who will graduate this year include Julie Cain, of Bellefonte, a nursing major who plans to pursue a career as a registered nurse in the State College area. A Wildcat for three years, she was a member of the 2009 national championship women’s compound team. Teammate Zachary Plannick, of Pittsburgh, majored in manufacturing engineering and will begin his postgraduate career with White Castle Metal Manufacturing plant in Columbus, Ohio. An archer for four years, he was an All-American annually from 2008-10, was a member of the 2008 and 2010 national championships men’s compound teams, and traveled to Serbia as a member of the 2009 World Championship team. Tyler Gale, of Kennedyville, Md., another manufacturing engineering major, has accepted a position with UFF Machine Co. A four-year participant, he was an All-American in 2010 and a member of the 2009 and 2010 national championship men’s recurve teams. Also honored was Aaron Lapinski, of Bloomsburg, who will enter his chosen field of plastics and ploymer engineering. A member of the archery team for four years, he was an All-American each year from 2008-10 and was a member of the 2008 and 2010 national championship men’s compound teams. Photo by Michael S. Fischer, student photographer

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