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Psychologist aims to keep ‘Mind of the Athlete’ healthy

Coaches and counselors are among those taking part in an early-evening session in the Athletic Department's players lounge.
Coaches and counselors are among those taking part in an early-evening session in the Athletic Department’s players lounge.
Spencer engages the Klump Academic Center audience during an address that capped his visit.
Spencer engages the Klump Academic Center audience during an address that capped his visit.
Wildcat athletes interact with the speaker ...
Wildcat athletes interact with the speaker …
... whose valuable perspective included a hands-on component.
… whose valuable perspective included a hands-on component.
Spencer shares his insights on athletes' emotional well-being.
Spencer shares his insights on athletes’ emotional well-being.

Wildcat Athletics’ Student-Athlete Advisory Council this week welcomed sports psychologist Jarrod Spencer, whose latest book – “Mind of the Athlete” – fueled presentations on Wildcats’ mental health and how it impacts them in their respective sports. Spencer, an all-state wrestler at Phillipsburg (New Jersey) High School and a tailback on the Lafayette College football team, furthered his commitment to improving athletes’ emotional health through a series of Monday discussions with team captains, coaches and athletes. “Dr. Spencer’s message conveyed that, with a clearer mind, the chance for overall success is much greater,” said Devon M. Sanders, of Bloomsburg, a Penn College pitcher who majors in business administration: sport and event management concentration. “This is really beneficial to student-athletes both on and off the field.” The speaker serves professional, Olympic, college and high school teams across the country, and is the sports psychologist for the Philadelphia Flyers. “Dr. Spencer expressed an eye-opening message about the importance of acknowledging when you need help and how that help can be acquired,” added Taylor C. Gonzalez, of Lititz, a soccer goalkeeper and nursing student. “It’s OK not to be OK.”
Photos by J.J. Boettcher, student photographer

Alumni Sports Students

A hardwood homecoming

Alumni hoopsters join current Wildcat athletes and coaches in a midcourt mingle.

The third annual Alumni Basketball Reunion Weekend brought members of past Wildcat teams back to Penn College for several campus events organized by Alumni Relations and Athletics. In addition to a Friday evening alumni reception, the guests took part in a coed game on their former Bardo Gymnasium home court and enjoyed lunch prior to watching a Saturday doubleheader against SUNY-Cobleskill.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly

Penn College teams have combined 0-5 week

Beginning a three-week stretch drive of six consecutive North Eastern Athletic Conference games to close out their regular seasons, Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s basketball teams each went 0-2 last week. Meanwhile, the college’s wrestling team lost its lone dual match.

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Alumni Corporate Relations Events Faculty & Staff Sports Students

Alexander dealerships recognized for all-star support of students

Aubrey Alexander accepts a framed #9 Wildcat jersey, representing his Penn College graduation year.

The Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, with 18 locations that employ a number of Penn College alumni, was honored Wednesday for its inspiring generosity and ongoing dedication to Wildcat Athletics. Through scholarship support, mentorship and other substantial contributions – including new scoreboards in Bardo Gymnasium – the Alexander family’s financial commitment was noted by the Wildcat Club as “creating lasting impact for our student-athletes and the athletic facilities they call home.” Among those on hand for Corporate Partner Day during a basketball doubleheader against the College of Saint Elizabeth was Aubrey Alexander, a 2009 business administration graduate and member of the Penn College Foundation Board of Directors.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly

Penn College teams have 2-4 week

After a break for the holidays, Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s basketball teams and its wrestling squad returned to action last week going a combined 2-4. North Eastern Athletic Conference basketball action resumes this week.

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General Information Sports Wildcat Weekly

Wildcat sports teams set to resume seasons

With the new year upon us, Pennsylvania College of Technology winter sports teams now turn their attention to the spring semester and second half of their respective seasons. The men’s basketball team resumes play at 4 p.m. Thursday at SUNY Delhi, the women’s basketball team picks up at 5 p.m. Thursday at Misericordia University and the wrestling squad hits the mats at 10 a.m. Saturday in the North-South Duals at Ursinus College. 

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Corporate Relations Sports

Penn College plans athletic field improvements

Pennsylvania College of Technology will soon have a synthetic turf field at the home of Wildcat Athletics.

The new turf field system will be installed to NCAA standards to facilitate use by various athletic teams at the college. On Thursday, the Penn College Board of Directors authorized the college administration to borrow funds from reserves to move forward with the project.

Installation of a 123-by-85-yard synthetic turf field, base, drainage and associated improvements will begin soon after the Spring 2019 Wildcat Athletic sports schedule is completed. Construction is expected to take three months, with completion due in time to accommodate the Fall 2019 Penn College sports schedule.

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Corporate Relations Events Faculty & Staff Sports Students

Wildcat Club recognized for crucial assist to student-athletes

The nook on the east side of Bardo Gym serves as an ideal locale for the pregame “tailgate.”

A Wednesday night reception in Bardo Gymnasium recognized the Wildcat Club for its commitment to Penn College Athletics and the vital role it plays in keeping students in the game − athletically AND academically. At a men’s/women’s basketball doubleheader against Penn State Berks, honored guests met and mingled with student-athletes, were greeted by the college mascot and President Davie Jane Gilmour, networked with other club members, enjoyed tailgate-style appetizers, and cheered during the hardwood action.

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