Worthington Scranton Recognizes Championship Athletes
The women defeated PSUAC teams from Penn College, Mont Alto, Dubois and Lehigh Valley. They also defeated Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association (PCAA) teams from Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, Community College of Philadelphia, and Johnson College, Scranton, ending their PSUAC season with an overall record of 29 wins and 4 losses.
The women’s team was recognized during a special awards ceremony, where members received commemorative trophies. Chris Lee Depew, president of the Greater Scranton Penn State Chapter also presented the women with team jackets sponsored by the organization. Team members are: Nichole Blasi, Stephanie Emerick, Elizabeth Jones, Rebecca Kinsey, Amanda Klimasiewfski, Robin Schafer, Sarahjean Seymour, Samantha Snead and Justyna Thomas. Gary Edstrom is the team’s head coach, and Carla Smith, is assistant coach.
Individual campus athletes were also recognized for receiving USCAA National All-Academic Team honors for maintaining a 3.5 or greater grade point average while participating in their sport. Samantha Snead, who placed second overall in the USCAA National Championship, was named a USCAA All American. Robin Schafer and Justyna Thomas, who were named to the USCAA National All-Academic Women’s Cross Country Team. Paul Prislupsky was named to the USCAA National All Academic Men’s Soccer Team.Kimberly Janosko was named to the USCAA National All Academic Women’s Volleyball Team. The ceremony ended with the women’s cross country team presenting their team championship banner to the campus.