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Four Worthington Scranton Athletes Recognized For USCAA Academic Achievements

2/3/2009 —

Four Penn State Worthington Scranton students were recently honored by the campus community during a special ceremony for being named to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association's (USCAA) National All-Academic Team for their academic achievements.

In order to attain this level of recognition by the USCAA, student athletes must maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average during their season(s) of play.

Kim Janosko, an education major from Sayre, was named to the USCAA National All-Academic Women’s Volleyball Team. She is seen below accepting her award from Assistant Athletic Director Jeff Mallas, at left, and Dr. Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, chancellor, right.

                                                                                                                                     

Paul Prislupsky, a DUS major from Olyphant, was named to the USCAA National All Academic Men’s Soccer Team. He is seen below accepting his award from Assistant Athletic Director Jeff Mallas, at left, and Dr. Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, chancellor, right.

Robin Schafer, a business major from Newfoundland, and Justyna Thomas, Communications, Honesdale, were both named to the USCAA National All-Academic Women’s Cross Country Team. Below, left, Schafer is seen below accepting her award from Assistant Athletic Director Jeff Mallas, at left, and Dr. Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, chancellor, right.  Below, right, Thomas accepts her award.

                  

The students were all honored during a recent campus-wide celebration, where they were honored for their acheivements, along with members of Worthington Scranton’s Women’s Cross Country team, which this year competed and placed in its first showing at the USCAA’s National Championship, placing third in the 6K race.  They also won their second consecutive Penn State University Athletic Conference Championship (PSUACC).

“We want to honor and congratulate these athletes for their efforts and for their significant contributions to our teams and to our campus,” said Jeff Mallas, assistant athletic director.  “We are all proud of their accomplishments.”

 

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