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Athletics announces 2021 Hall of Fame inductees

The Pennsylvania College of Technology Athletics Department has announced its 2021 Hall of Fame Class: Kendel F. Baier, Scott E. Kennell, Jamie L. Steer and James C. Woodring.

The four inductees will officially enter the Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 24, in a 6 p.m. ceremony during Homecoming and Parent & Family weekend.

Kendel F. BaierBaier was a member of Penn College’s national championship women’s bowhunter team as a first-year student in 2012; by the time she graduated in 2015, she had added four more national team titles to her resume while claiming the individual national women’s bowhunter crown in 2013 and placing second as a senior.

She was a three-time All-American archer, three-time Academic All-American and was named the college’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2014. During her career, Baier helped the college to one second, two thirds and one fourth-place finish in national competition.

Scott E. KennellShe earned degrees in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration (2014) and architectural technology (2015).

During his five years as athletic director, starting in 2011, Kennell oversaw the transition of Penn College to a NCAA Division III affiliation and membership in the North Eastern Athletic Conference. Also during that time, six coaching positions were elevated from part time to full time, an athletics-specific website was launched, an Athletics Hall of Fame was established, the number of recruited student-athletes was significantly increased, and many of the college’s athletics facilities and athletics policies were enhanced.

Twice during Kennell’s tenure, Penn College captured the prestigious Penn State University Athletic Conference Chancellor’s Cup, which is awarded to the member school with the highest number of points based on the finish of each conference team.

Jamie L. SteerA four-year starter who played at the center and guard positions from 2012-16, Steer led the Wildcats in scoring as a freshman with 452 points and was second in scoring during each of her next three years to finish with 1,422 career points. At the time of her graduation, Steer was the program’s all-time leading scorer.

She earned PSUAC first-team honors, was the conference Newcomer of the Year and was named to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II second team during her first year. Steer earned USCAA second-team honors as a junior and was awarded a spot on the USCAA honorable mention team during her senior season.

James C. WoodringShe is a 2017 graduate of the college’s emergency management technology major.

From Fall 2005 to Spring 2008, Woodring provided solid defense at second base and was a key cog on Wildcat teams that went 101-55, reaching the postseason all four years while winning PSUAC championships in 2006 and 2008. As a freshman, he earned All-Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association and All-Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference honors, and in each of the next three seasons he was awarded All-PSUAC honors. As a junior, Woodring hit .417 with 12 RBIs; as a senior, he hit .402 with 23 RBIs and 32 runs scored. Woodring also earned numerous all-academic honors.

Woodring holds three degrees from Penn College: building automation technology (2009), electromechanical maintenance technology (2007) and electrical occupations (2007).

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