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Nearly 50 Wildcat Athletes Honored for Classroom Achievement

Forty-eight Pennsylvania College of Technology students who competed in athletics during the winter and spring sports seasons have been named to the Penn State University Athletic Conference All-Academic team.

During the 2006-07 school year, 107 of 225 athletes in all sports (47.5 percent) earned academic all-conference honors.

“At Penn College , academics come first. That’s the creed that we go by,” college athletic director Mike Stanzione said. “We are a firm believer in the student-athlete, student first and athlete second, and the fact that 48 percent of our student-athletes for the year were named to the PSUAC All-Academic team speaks well for Penn College in the student portion of the student-athlete.”

On the athletic side during the 2006-07 seasons, the golf team under coach Chet Schuman went 30-0 and won the PSUAC championship while extending its four-season win streak to 130-0, the men’s soccer team under coach Enrique Castillo went 14-1-2 and won the PSUAC championship, the women’s soccer team under coach Kim Antanitis went 9-1 and won the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference championship, the women’s softball team under coach Roger Harris went 23-6 and won the PSUAC championship, the men’s cross country team under coach Mike Paulhamus went 24-15 and won the PSUAC championship, the archery team under coach Chad Karstetter had two all-Americans and the co-ed bowling team under coach Deb Vincenzes won four Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association championships.

The baseball team under coach Chris Howard went 22-11 and finished fourth in the PSUAC, the women’s cross country team, also under Paulhamus, went 2-3 and finished second in the PSUAC, the women’s volleyball team under coach Bambi Hawkins went 20-3 and finished second in the PSUAC, the men’s basketball team under coach Gene Bruno went 6-20, the women’s basketball team under coach Ron Kodish went 10-15 and reached the PSUAC semifinals, the men’s volleyball team under coach Wes Strayer went 14-4 and the co-ed tennis team under coach Davis Santucci went 7-2.

Winter and spring sports academic honorees include:

Women’s Softball Melissa Berrier (freshman/Mifflin), Alyssa Covas (freshman/Pottsville), Renee Craig (freshman/Millville), Jasmine Elmore (freshman/Dover), Melani Grady (freshman/Youngsville), Lisa Miller (freshman/Cogan Station), Michelle McNett (freshman/Canton), Samantha Mills (freshman/Harrisburg), Kristin Winslow (freshman/Carlisle).

Men’s Volleyball Kyle Flook (senior/Camp Hill), Cody Goss (freshman/State College), Ashlin Hollinger (sophomore/Lancaster), Phil Neiderer (sophomore/New Oxford), Shawn Wesche (freshman/Angelica, N.Y.).

Men’s Basketball Tom Little (sophomore, Beacon Falls , Conn. ), Joe Simon (freshman/Renovo), Rob Valentin (sophomore/Lebanon).

Women’s Basketball Amanda Ault (sophomore/Milan), Erin Mahoney (sophomore/Linesville), Meagan Morris (freshman/Herndon, Va. ), Beth Snoddy (freshman/Allenwood), Amanda Turner (sophomore/Brackney).

Archery Chris Adams (senior/Pen Argyl), Jason Kornbau (senior/Felton), Mark Lambert (sophomore/Venus), Matt Miller (freshman/James Creek), Nate Potteiger (senior/Middletown), Brock Smith (sophomore/Brookville), Martin Smith (freshman/Brookville), Shawn Tappen (junior/Wellsville), Michelle Wright (senior/Kendall, N.Y.).

Dance Team Jillian Books (junior/South Williamsport ), Elise Henne (freshman/Williamsport), Michelle Noll (freshman/Harrisburg), Jamie Perlman (freshman/Lititz), Marcie Trusedale (sophomore/Hollidaysburg), Tiffany Williams (freshman/Tyrone), Betsy Yoder (sophomore/Montoursville).

Bowling Marly Artly (sophomore/Milton), Christopher Beirne (freshman/Morrisville), Keara Brussell (senior/Honesdale), Ryan Forry (freshman/Lancaster).

Baseball Mike McCloskey (freshman/Springfield), Mark Shaffer (sophomore/Hanover), Doug Sponseller (sophomore/Hanover), Justin Crowther (freshman/Bear, Del. ), James Woodring (junior/Waynesboro), Philip Woodring (sophomore/Waynesboro).

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