Student Athletes Receive Honors at All Sports Banquet
DuBois – Student athletes from all seven varsity sports programs at Penn State DuBois were recognized for their achievements over the past season at the annual All Sports Banquet on Sunday.
Coaches and athletes reflected on the highlights of their seasons, including trips to national championships.
The cross country teams participated in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association's (USCAA) national meet in Concord, New Hampshire.
The volleyball team made it to the Penn State University Athletics Conference (PSUAC) Final Four, finishing 13-5 for the season.
The men's basketball team made it to the PSUAC Final Four with a 14-13 record.
The women's basketball team made the PSUAC playoffs and finished 14-12.
The wrestling team took the Pennsylvania State Championship in their division, and eight wrestlers qualified for the National Collegiate Wrestling Association's (NCWA) National Tournament in Macon, Georgia. Head coach Matt Park was also named NCWA Mid-East Conference Coach of the Year.
Students received awards for having been named All-American players, All-Conference players, Academic All-American players, and Academic All-Conference players. Student athletes who receive academic honors must have a semester GPA of at least 3.0 or higher during the semester of competition, or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a completion of 24 credits.
Chancellor Anita McDonald thanked coaches and parents for making the campus athletics programs a success. "Coaches, you represent the utmost integrity and honor in your sports," she said. "Parents, you have shared your students with us, and supported them; knowing you're there and that they have your support is really appreciated."
Women's Basketball players that were recognized:
Missy Aul–PSUAC All Conference (HM)
Heidi Hepler - USCAA Academic All-American
PSUAC Academic All Conference - Women's Basketball