Four Lehigh Valley athletes honored by conference

March 10, 2020

Three players from the Penn State Lehigh Valley women’s basketball program and one player from the Penn State Lehigh Valley men’s basketball program have been recognized by the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) for their outstanding performances throughout the 2019-20 season. One women’s basketball player was also recognized by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

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Senior Ebony Sanders was honored by both PSUAC and USACC. 

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Ebony Sanders - senior (Bakersfield, California/ Independence High School)

- Named the distinguished USCAA D2 National Student-Athlete of the Year.

-Named USCAA 1st Team All-American

-Named USCAA National All-Academic (3.5 or higher GPA)

- Named PSUAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year and 1st Team All-Conference.

- Only player in PSU-LV history to score 1,000 career points and grab 1,000 career rebounds.

- Compiled 422 points on the season, scoring an average of 15.6 points per game.

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Sophomore Jah'nel Oliver was honored by PSUAC.  

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Jah’nel Oliver - sophomore (Easton, Pennsylvania/ Easton High School)

- Received 2020 PSUAC honorable mention All-Conference.

- Compiled 318 points on the season, scoring an average of 12.2 points per game.

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Junior Makayla Brown-Paul was honored by PSUAC.

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Makayla Brown-Paul - junior (Oxon Hill, Maryland/ Oxon Hill High School)

- Recipient of the 2020 John Fritz Sportsmanship Award.

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Sophomore Nick Herman was honored by PSUAC.

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Nick Herman - sophomore (Whitehall, Pennsylvania/ Whitehall High School)

- Recipient of the 2020 John Fritz Sportsmanship Award.

Lehigh Valley's triple threat led the women’s basketball team to a 17-10 overall record and a 14-4 PSUAC record and the number two seed in the PSUAC tournament. Lehigh Valley beat Penn State Schuylkill, 89-71, in the first round of the tournament before losing to number one seed Penn State Beaver, 84-64. Lehigh Valley will graduate one senior player, Ebony Sanders, and will look to make another championship push in the 2020-21 season.

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Last Updated March 10, 2020