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College inducts 23 student-athletes into Chi Alpha Sigma

Pennsylvania College of Technology recently welcomed its fourth annual class of student-athletes into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society: 23 inductees representing nine teams, 14 distinct majors and an average GPA of 3.64.

“Induction into Chi Alpha Sigma is a distinctive recognition of the exceptional gifts, talents, skills and positive energy our student-athletes bring to our campus, classrooms and contests,” said Tom Zimmerman, chapter adviser and faculty athletic representative. “We are honored and proud to recognize them and their achievements.”

Zimmerman (left) joins many of this year's inducted student-athletes on stage at the ACC. (Photo by Meridith Boucher, outreach athletic trainer)
Zimmerman (left) joins many of this year’s inducted student-athletes on stage at the ACC. (Photo by Meridith Boucher, outreach athletic trainer)

This year’s class joins 64 previous inductees. Student-athletes must be in their junior or senior year with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 to be eligible.

Senior inductees

Baseball
Brian Robison, civil engineering technology

Men’s Cross-Country
Chad M. Bomboy, plastics & polymer engineering technology

Lacrosse
Benjamin M. Guaragno, residential construction technology & management

Softball
Jordan Specht, nursing

Wrestling
Nicholas Semon, electronics & computer engineering technology

Junior inductees

Archery
Cierra N. Beatty, welding & fabrication engineering technology

Baseball
Ben M. Bretzman, emergency management & homeland security
Cole A. Culver, civil engineering technology
Andrew M. Snyder, business administration: sport & event management concentration
Jacob R. Wagner, business administration: sport & event management concentration
Chance L. Webb, business administration: marketing concentration

Men’s Cross-Country
Ethan R. Tharp, residential construction technology & management

Men’s Lacrosse
Alex J. Feeman, construction management
Isaac M. Hernandez, residential construction technology & management
Graham S. Purdy, building construction technology

Men’s Soccer
Rowen P. Gibson, building automation engineering technology

Softball
Maddie N. Hurst, human services & restorative justice
Alyssa Rusnock, emergency management & homeland security
Madison M. Shaffer, applied management
Skyelar K. Splain, nursing

Women’s Basketball
Aubrey Stetts, nursing

Women’s Volleyball
Cheyenne E. Stein, residential construction technology & management

Wrestling
Logan S. Newton, civil engineering technology

Penn College is a member of Alpha Iota Chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma, which was officially chartered on Jan. 8, 2019, and joins more than 220 Division I, II and III colleges and universities, including three schools from the United East Conference, in recognizing elite student-athletes who succeed in their sport and in the classroom.

Joining Zimmerman for the induction ceremony, held earlier this month in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium, were President Davie Jane Gilmour; Elliott Strickland Jr., vice president for student affairs; Matt J. Blymier, assistant athletic director-compliance and athletic communications; and  Britni E. Mohney, head coach, women’s basketball/senior woman administrator.

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