Penn State Lehigh Valley is adding soccer to its list of athletic programs. A club team is forming this fall. After a year of club status, Penn State Lehigh Valley will add a men's and women's intercollegiate program.
The women's lacrosse team defeated Princeton 14-21 on May 21 to advance to the NCAA semifinals. The No. 4-seeded Nittany Lions will make their second-straight NCAA semifinal appearance when they take on the No. 1 overall seed Maryland at 5 p.m. on May 26 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
Donna Kuga, who was a student, athlete, coach, professor, athletic director, DAA and interim chancellor at Penn State Beaver, will posthumously receive the prestigious Robert J. Scannell Award from the Penn State University Athletic Conference.
The track and field teams at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, won the 2017 Colonial States Athletic Conference men’s and women’s titles. The college swept the awards for male and female track and field athletes of the year. The college’s softball team won the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference title after the championship tournament was canceled due to rain.
Penn State student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom and surpass Division I national averages, according to Academic Progress Rate (APR) data released today by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The NCAA reported that 18 Penn State teams earned perfect APR scores of 1,000 in 2015-16.
Senior Julia Allman delivered a two-out, two-run single during the bottom of the sixth inning to lift Penn State Brandywine to its third consecutive Penn State University Athletic Conference softball championship, as the top-seeded Lions bested No. 2 Penn State Hazleton 3-1 on May 8.
Penn State men’s ice hockey color analyst Tim King has served the Penn State Alumni Association’s Greater Pittsburgh Chapter in varying leadership roles, including president and vice president. The 1981 Penn State graduate works for Penn State Sports Properties within his role for the hockey squad, and he shares his insights from the team’s memorable 2016–17 season that featured the program’s first Big Ten title.