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‘Senior Night’ Honors Soon-to-Be Grads on Women’s Volleyball Squad

Kaitlyn A. Klein (15) and Courtney L. Gernert (2) join their families and coaches for a Senior Night tribute during Thursday's match against the University of Valley Forge.
Kaitlyn A. Klein (15) and Courtney L. Gernert (2) join their families and coaches for a Senior Night tribute during Thursday’s match against the University of Valley Forge.
A milestone mark: Thanks to Thursday night's performance, Gernert stands at 1,001 digs in her four-year Wildcat career, making her the college's all-time leader in that category.
A milestone mark: Thanks to Thursday night’s performance, Gernert stands at 1,001 digs in her four-year Wildcat career, making her the college’s all-time leader in that category.
The team tops its opponent, 3-0, during action in Bardo Gym.
The team tops its opponent, 3-0, during action in Bardo Gym.

Penn College women’s volleyball honored its two graduating seniors, Kaitlyn A. Klein and Courtney L. Gernert, before a stellar crowd in Bardo Gym on Thursday night. Head coach Monica Brown presented the seniors with mementos – their framed jerseys – prior to the start of the game and college President Davie Jane Gilmour was also in attendance to honor the student-athletes. Klein, a graphic design major from Lock Haven, is a two-year member of the squad. She has been a top attacker for the Wildcats with a total of 164 kills, 43 aces and 55 total blocks. She not only performs on the court, but also in the classroom: This past year, she was named to the 2013 Penn State University Athletic Conference All-Academic team. Courtney Gernert, a graphic design major from Palmyra, has been a four-year member of the squad.  She has been one of the most decorated volleyball players in Penn College history with a total of 970 kills, 1,001 digs and 183 aces. In 2013, she was named PSUAC First team All-Conference, PSUAC All-academic, and USCAA secondteam All-American. This year, in the team’s first season of the North Eastern Athletic Conference,Courtney was named Conference Player of the week early in the season.
Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer