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Sports Banquet Pays Tribute to Spring Student-Athletes

Kierstin G. Steer and Derek D. Leiby, Athletes of the Year Bow tie-wearing baseball players add style to the festivities; from left are Kevin W. Fink, Skylar L. Gingrich and Garrett A. Hornung Athletic director Scott E. Kennell Baseball coach Chris Howard with Gingrich, who won the Triple Crown (highest batting average, and number of home runs and runs batted in) in the Penn State University Athletic Conference Wrestling coach Schuyler Frey acknowledges his conference-winning wrestlersThe Spring 2012 Athletic Banquet was held Sunday in the Mountain Laurel Room of the Thompson Professional Development Center, honoring Penn College’s student-athletes for accomplishments both on the court/field and in the classroom. Scott E. Kennell, athletic director, gave opening remarks, and coaches took to the podium to honor their respective squads. Baseball coach Chris Howard announced that the Wildcats have received a bid to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association national tournament in Illinois, many of the archery team members received multiple honors, and in a first for the college a female and male “Athlete of the Year” were selected: Kierstin G. Steer, a basketball scoring leader and two-time selection to the Penn State University Athletic Conference All-Conference First Team, and Derek D. Leiby, an All-American member of the PSUAC champion wrestling team. Photos by Lisa J. Worth, coordinator for club sports, intramural sports and marketing for athletics