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Penn State DuBois Athletes Earn Top Honors

Penn State DuBois' Jimmy Higgins
3/10/2009 —

Uniontown, PA – Three Penn State DuBois Men's Basketball players have been honored by the United State Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) for their outstanding performance on the court during the 2008-09 season. 

Marcus Genevro was named to the All-American Team, Chris Dickison received Honorable Mention on the All-American Team, and Jimmy Higgins made the USCAA All-Academic Team.   

"We are very proud of these three individuals.  They were all honored by the USCAA for their achievements on and off the court," said Penn State DuBois Athletic Coordinator Scott Feldman.  "These kids and their coaches should be commended for such an outstanding effort."  

Head coach Dave Bennett said these players should also be recognized for their selflessness.  "Although our program's goals are all team oriented, these players had excellent seasons and are very deserving of this honor," he said.  "I'm sure all three of them would exchange their individual award for a championship, and that is what makes them a pleasure to coach."   

According to the USCAA, student-athletes were honored during the National Championships banquet, held aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleets, Majestic paddleboat.  The Majestic cruised Pittsburgh's three rivers, while the USCAA kicked off the 2009 Basketball National Championship "Thunder on the Three Rivers."

The Penn State DuBois men have just wrapped up an exciting and successful basketball season.  They finished 18-9 overall and 14-5 in the PSUAC.  The season ended for the team with a loss in the PSUAC semi-final matchup to Penn State Beaver by a score of 80-69.

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