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Student Athletes Receive Honors at All Sports Banquet

4/4/2011 —

DuBois – Student athletes from all seven varsity sports programs at Penn State DuBois were recognized for their achievements over the past season at the annual All Sports Banquet on Sunday.


Coach's and athletes reflected on the highlights of their seasons, including trips to national championships. This year, the cross country teams participated in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association's (USCAA) national meet in Concord, New Hampshire.


The volleyball team made it to the Penn State University Athletics Conference (PSUAC) Final Four, finishing 13-5 for the season.


The men's basketball team made it to the PSUAC Final Four with a 14-13 record. The women's basketball team made the PSUAC playoffs and finished 14-12.


The wrestling team took the Pennsylvania State Championship in their division, and eight wrestlers qualified for the National Collegiate Wrestling Association's (NCWA) National Tournament in Macon, Georgia. Head coach Matt Park was also named NCWA Mid-East Conference Coach of the Year.


Students received awards for having been named All-American players, All-Conference players, Academic All-American players, and Academic All-Conference players. Student athletes who receive academic honors must have a semester GPA of at least 3.0 or higher during the semester of competition, or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a completion of 24 credits.


Chancellor Anita McDonald thanked coaches and parents for making the campus athletics programs a success. "Coaches, you represent the utmost integrity and honor in your sports," she said. "Parents, you have shared your students with us, and supported them; knowing you're there and that they have your support is really appreciated."


Athletic Coordinator Ken Nellis thanked the athletes and the Athletic Advisory Committee, made up of students, faculty, staff, and community members. He said, "It really takes a combined effort from everyone to make these seasons and events come together."


Student athlete award winners are as follows.


Men’s & Women’s Cross Country

Chris Antonio–PSUAC All Conference

Gabrielle Brennan–PSUAC All Conference



Cortney Yenzi– PSUAC All Conference (2nd team)

Kaitlyn Karpinski—PSUAC All Conference (HM)


Women’s Basketball

Missy Aul–PSUAC All Conference (HM)

Heidi Hepler USCAA Academic All-American


Men’s Basketball

Josh Salter—PSUAC All Conference, USCAA All-American (HM)

Jovan Brown-PSUAC All Conference (HM)



USCAA Academic All Americans

Derek Burdick, Mark Shannon

Jordan Stiles



David Hommell - PA. State Collegiate Champion

Nick Bogacki - NCWA Academic All-American




PSUAC Academic All Conference


Men’s & Women’s Cross Country

Chris Antonio

Gabrielle Brennan

Kyle Gordon


Women’s Basketball

Missy Aul

Brittany Barrett

Heidi Hepler

Patience McCullough

Kelsey Rini

Lynnie Schirmer

Jess Tarr



Lindsay Barrett

Becky Hoffman

Cortney Yenzi



Rebecca Aul


Men’s Basketball

Jovan Brown

Derek Burdick

Mark Shannon

Jordan Stiles



Nick Bogacki

Kasey Haines

Penn State DuBois Wrestlers Compete in National Championships

3/14/2011 —

Macon, GA - The Penn State DuBois wrestling team completed their season by competing in the 14th Annual National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Championships hosted at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, March 10-12. Over 70 teams had representatives at this year’s championships; Penn State DuBois sent eight competitors and finished in 27th place in the team standings with 19 points. DuBois Head Coach Matt Park said he was pleased with the way his athletes competed on the national stage and continues to see improvement and bright futures for his wrestlers.

Leading the way at the NCWA Championships were David Hommell (133lbs) and Ryan Terwilliger (165lbs). Both wrestlers were 3-1 in matches and missed claiming All-American honors by one match. The remaining members of the team at the championships Nick Bogacki (125lbs), Kasey Haines (141lbs), Ty Albright (149lbs), Stephen Terwilliger, Jim Mosher at heavyweight, and Anthony Ferguson at heavyweight.

The NCWA Team Championship was won by California Baptist University with 156.5 points, followed by Grand Valley State with 121points, Central Florida with 99.5 points.

Penn State DuBois Individual results:

125lbs. Nick Bogacki(PSUD) Lost 8-3 Tyler Williamson (Kansas State)

Won 9-4 Ryan Hall (Univ. South Florida)

Lost 13-6 Nick Wright (Mercer Univ.)


133lbs. David Hommell Win by fall 2:22 Bee Vang (M.I.T)

Lost 8-0 Marcus Chevres Apprentice School

Win 9-4 Harrison Billig (Univ. Central Florida)

Win by Fall 4:00 Jose Pinal (San Jose State)

Lost 4-3 Hunter Wood (US Military Prep)


141lbs Kasey Haines Win by major Dec. 14-6 Kenzan Tanabe (M.I.T)

Lost 8-2 Adam Bastow (Grand Valley State)

Win by Fall 5:17 Ricardo Reyna (U. Texas San Antonio)

Lost 8-5 Calvin Cook (Univ. Central Florida)


149lbs. Ty Albright Win 9-3 Austin Sanchez (Oakland Univ. Mich)

Lost 9-3 Trevor Bailey (Marion Military Instit.)

Lost 10-6 Joe Kent (Illionois State)


165lbs. Ryan Terwilliger Lost 7-0 Mike Hoch ( Grand Valley State)

Win by Fall 6:43 Jeff Adams (Colorado State)

Win 19-16 Ryan White (Univ. Maryland-Baltimore)

Win 9-3 Nick Appleby (Middle Tennessee)

Lost by fall 1:36 Mike Ahearn (Univ. South Carolina)


174lbs. Stephen Terwilliger Win 3-0 Trevor Pinkerton (Kennesaw State)

Lost by Fall 1:26 Jason Dack (Northeastern Univ.)

Lost 7-2 Joel Hutchens (Virginia Military Instit.)


Hwt. Jim Mosher Lost by Fall 2:07 Jeremy Diley (Apprentice School)

Win by Fall 2:15 Patrick Woulfe (Auburn Univ.)

Lost by Fall 3:19 Frank Becker (Cincinnati)


Hwt. Anthony Ferguson Lost by Fall 6:45 Frank Becker (Cincinnati)

Lost by Fall 2:38 Joseph Frazier (Florida A&M)

Wrestlers competing at NCWA Championships.

Penn State DuBois has Four wrestlers still alive in the wrestle-backs after 3 sessions of competition at The National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships - hosted at Mercer University in Macon, GA. Penn State DuBois is currently in 15th place with 16 team points, Grand Valley State leads with 45.5 pts. followed closely by Apprentice School with 42 pts.

Still competing for the PSUD in the consolation bracket are David Hommell at 133lbs, Kasey Haines at 141lbs, Ryan Terwilliger at 165lbs, and Jim Mosher at Hwt. Hommell has a 1-1 record and will face Courtney Johnson from Oakland Univ. Kasey haines is 2-1 and will face Kyle Davidson also from Oakland, Ryan Terwilliger is 2-1 and will face Mike Wranosky, Jim Mosher is set to face Frank Becker of Cincinnatti in the wrestle backs at hwt. Eliminated earlier in day two of competition were Nick Bogacki(125) with a 1-2 record, Ty Albright(149) 1-2, Stephen Terwilliger 1-2 (174) and Anthony Ferguson 0-2 (Hwt).

The wrestlers will compete in session four on Friday night with the championships concluding on Saturday evening at 8:30pm. A tight team race is shaping up with Grand Valley, Apprentice School, and Cal-Baptist.

Wrestling team qualifies 8 to NCWA National Championships - Park (Coach of the Year)

The Penn State DuBois wrestling team had an outstanding weekend at the National Collegeiate Wrestling Association(NCWA) Mid-East Conference tournament at Lafayette College in Easton, PA on Saturday, February 26th. The team placed second overall with 96 points behind only West Chester with 136.5 points. 14 teams were entered in the qualifing tournament with six different teams claiming individual weight class honors.

Five Penn State DuBois wrestlers competed in the finals with Jim Mosher claiming the lone title for the Nittany Lions at 285lbs. Finishing 2nd were David Hommell at 133lbs, Kasey Haines at 141lbs, Ty Albright at 149lbs, and Ryan Terwilliger at 165lbs. The remaing NCWA qualifiers are Nick Bocki 4th at 125lbs, Stephen Terwilliger 3rd at 174lbs, and Anthony Ferguson 3rd at 285lbs.

The top 4 place finishers in each weight class qualify for the NCWA National Championships held at Mercer University in Macon, GA on March 10-12. In addition to the team honors - Penn State DuBois head wrestling coach Matt Park was selected as Mid-East Conference Coach of the Year.

Wrestling team to National Qualifier

The Penn State DuBois Wrestling team will travel on Saturday (2/26) to Lafayette College in Easton,PA to compete in the NCWA Mid-East Conference qualifing tournament. The top 4 place winners in each weight class will automatically qualify for the NCWA National Championship Tournament at Mercer University in Macon, GA on March 10-12.

DuBois Men Fall in Semifinal

The Penn State DuBois men's basketball team lost to Penn State Beaver 65-58 in the semi final round of the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) Championship Tuesday at the Bryce Jordan Center, University Park.


Leading the scoring efforts for PSUD were Josh Salter with 21 points and 6 rebounds, William Wells with 11 points and 12 rebounds, Jovan Brown 10 points and 6 rebounds. Mark Shannon contributed with 5 points and 5 blocked shots on the defensive end of the court. Penn State Beaver was led by David McGarry – 25 points and Tony Houghton 13 points. Beaver will play Penn College in the PSUAC championship on Wednesday morning.


This brings the men's season to an end, with a record of 14-13. DuBois advanced to the PSUAC Final Four following a 72-67 win over Penn State York on Saturday.


PSUAC Basketball Playoff results from Saturday

The Penn State DuBois men’s basketball team will advance to play PSU Beaver in the PSUAC Final Four won Tuesday with a 72-67 win over PSU York. The game was a very tight contest with the outcome in question until the last 20 second. PSUD lead at half time by 7 points, but York’s strong play gave them a 4 point lead midway through the second half. Both teams battled down the stretch with PSUD making crucial shots and taking better care of the ball in the final 3 minutes.

The men will play PSU Beaver at 11am on Tuesday, February 22nd at Bryce Jordan Center. With the winner advancing to the PSUAC Championship on Wednesday at 9am. The PSUAC conference champion will receive an automatic bid to play in the USCAA National Championship March 1-5 in Uniontown, PA. Penn State Fayette is hosting the championships for both men and women for the third year. Details of the championships can be found at www.theuscaa.com .


The Penn State DuBois women were defeated in their first round playoff game 87-66 at PSU Brandywine on Saturday. PSUD women showed great improvement over last season finishing the season at 14-12 (8-6) in the PSUAC. Although Head Coach Pat Lewis will be losing five of his players, a strong nucleus remains to build upon for next season.

Penn State DuBois capture second NCWA State Title

PSUD Wrestling wins second PA State Championship


Penn State DuBois wrestling captured their second NCWA Pennsylvania State Championship on Saturday at Williamson Free Trade School in Media, PA. PSU DuBois is Coached by Matt Park, under Park’s leadership the PSUD Nittany Lions have claimed the NCWA State title both years since restarting the wrestling program. 14 teams were represented at the wrestling championships, with Penn State DuBois having 9 wrestlers placing in the top 4 in their weight class.

Claiming a state title for PSU DuBois was David Hommell at 133lbs. Others placing in their weight class as follows: Nick Bogacki 2nd at 125lbs, Holden Lowe 2nd at 133lbs, Garrett Zarecky 2nd at 141lbs, Ty Albright 4th at 157lbs, Ryan Terwilliger 3rd at 165lbs, Steven Terwilliger 3rd at 174lbs, Anthony Ferguson 2nd at 235lbs, and Jim Mosher 3rd at 285lbs.

The wrestling team will be back in action on February 26th competing at the NCWA Mid-East Regional qualifier at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. The wrestlers who qualify will represent Penn State DuBois at the NCWA National Championships on March 10-12 at Mercer University in Macon, GA.

Penn State DuBois Men take road win at New Kensington

The Penn State DuBois men's basketball team won a crucial conference game at Penn State New Kensington this weekend. PSUD has now won 4 of their last 5 games. PSUD lead throughout the first half and took a 40-28 lead into halftime. The Nittany Lions played solid throughout the second half to bring home an 82-68 victory. PSUD dominated the glass with a 40-21 rebounding margin.

Josh Salter (Elk County Catholic, St. Marys) and Jovan Brown (Sayre, Philadelphia) lead the victors with 24 points each. Will Welles (Simon Gratz, Philadelphia) chipped in with his third straight double-double by posting 16 points and 14 rebounds. Derek Burdick (Coudersport) played a solid floor game with 7 points and 8 assists.


The Nittany Lions return to action on Tuesday at the travel to conference rival Penn State Beaver. The next home game is Thursday, February 3rd against Fayette, women at 6pm - men at 8. 


DuBois Lady Lions win for the seventh time in the past eight games

The Penn State DuBois women’s basketball team (11-7, 4-3 PSUAC) used a strong first half and balanced scoring on Saturday to defeat PSU Hazleton by the score of 72-55. Leading 34-23 at halftime, the DuBois Lady Lions came out of the locker with an aggressive press to extend their lead by as many as 26 points. Ten different players scored in the game to secure the win.

“We started playing well as a team right before the semester break and have picked right up where we left off in December. The girls are playing as a team right now and they have all accepted the roles that best suit their abilities.” commented DuBois head coach, Pat Lewis. “We would like to qualify for the PSUAC playoffs again this year and we are headed in the right direction.”

Jessica Tarr (North Clarion) led all scorers as she netted 15 points. Patience McCullough (Purchase Line) and Tessa Vargas (Sheffield) both added 12 points while Kelsey Rini (East Forest) and Missy Aul (St. Marys) collected 10 points each. Five other players found the scoring column to provide a well-balanced attack.

The Lady Lions return to action February 1st as they travel to league leading PSU Beaver at 6:00 pm.

 The Penn State DuBois Men's Basketball team split home conference games over the weekend.

On Friday, PSUD won in a lopsided game against Penn State Greater Allegheny by a score of 91-41. Will Welles led six Nittany Lions in double figures with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Woody Mitchell recorded his first double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds. The other double figure scorers were Rich Walker with 14 points, Jovan Brown had 13 points, Josh Salter with 12 points, and Justin Alvarez rounded out the double figure scorers with 10 points. Mark Shannon dominated the inside with 9 rebounds and 9 blocks.


PSUD returned to action on Saturday afternoon and suffered a heart breaking 80-72 loss to Penn State Hazleton. PSUD led by a 36-31 score at halftime. In the second half, the Nittany Lion’s shooting went cold and Hazleton capitalized on PSUD's woes to bring home the victory. Josh Salter led the Nittany Lions with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Will Welles controlled the inside with 15 points and 20 rebounds. Jovan Brown and Woody Mitchell rounded out the double figure scorers with 16 and 11 points respectively.


The Nittany Lions return to action with two conference road games on Wednesday and Saturday.



Men and Women's Basketball take pair from Wilkes Barre

PSU DuBois Lady Lions Win Again. Jan. 15, 2011


The Penn State DuBois Lady Lion Basketball team defeated Penn State Wilkes Barre by the score of 60-50 on Saturday. The win improved the DuBois Lady Lion’s record to 8-7.


DuBois started the game on fire and built a 16 point lead half way through the first half to take a 24-8 lead. However, the Wilkes Barre squad answered with a 14-2 run of their own just before half to go into the locker room down 26-22. DuBois came out of the locker room with a tight press and added to their lead five minutes into the second half. Wilkes responded by hitting three consecutive “three Pointers” to take their only lead of the game 44-43. Theresa Skillman hit a key bucket to give DuBois the lead again, which they never again relinquished. The Penn State DuBois lady lions converted a school record 27 foul shots in the contest with 21 of those coming in the second half.


Jess Tarr lead all scorers with 20 points. Kelsey Rini finished with a team high 10 rebounds. Tarr was joined in double figures by Tessa Vargas 11 points. Karlee Cyphert handed out 4 assists to go along with her 9 points. Missy Aul added 9 points and 6 rebounds. The Penn State DuBois lady lions converted a school record 27 foul shots in the contest with 21 of those coming in the second half.


Coach Lewis had high praise for their second half defense. “Lauren Topolski, Lynnie Schirmer, Patience McCullough, Heidi Hepler, and Theresa Skillman all stepped up midway through the second half with some relentless defense to stop Wilkes Barre’s run. That was a key stretch in the game and they played some great defense!”


The Lady Lions return to action January 22, 2011 at home against Penn State Hazleton.



The Penn State DuBois Men's Basketball team triumphed over Penn State Wilkes-Barre who entered the game ranked #5 in the nation (USCAA). DuBois used stifling defense and solid rebounding to take a 39-23 halftime lead. Wilkes-Barre battled back to take a 64-61 lead with 5 minutes remaining in the game. PSUD then regained their composure and won the game by a score of 76-69.


DuBois was led by Josh Salter (Elk County Catholic, St. Marys) with 26 points. Will Welles (Simon Gratz, Philadelphia) chipped in with 19 points, and Mark Shannon (Brockway) recorded his first double-double for the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds.


Penn State DuBois returns to action on Friday, January 21st when they battle Penn State Greater Allegheny in a home PSUAC contest at 7pm. DuBois also plays at home on Saturday, January 22nd against Penn State Hazleton.


Men's Basketball drops game to Jamestown CC

The Penn State DuBois Men's Basketball team lost a tough road game at Jamestown Community College by a score of 60-58.

The first half see-sawed back and forth, but the Jayhawks went into the locker room with a slim, three-point lead at 37-34. The second half saw stingey defense by both teams. Jamestown CC built a 50-41 lead early in the 2nd half, but Penn State DuBois picked up the defense and held the Jayhawks scoreless for more than 8 minutes of play. Late in the game Penn State DuBois took a 58-57 lead, until JCC made a shot to go ahead by 1. After a missed shot, Penn State DuBois was forced to foul and Jamestown made 1 out of 2 foul shots to push the lead to 60-58. Penn State DuBois had a 3-point shot attempt to win at the buzzer, but it was off the mark.

Josh Salter (Elk County Catholic, St. Marys) let the Nittany Lions with 25 points. Jovan Brown (Sayre, Philadelphia) pulled down 9 rebounds in the losing cause.

Penn State DuBois returns to action on Saturday, January 15th for a crutial home conference game against Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Penn State Wilkes-Barre is ranked #5 in the nation (USCAA). The men's game tips-off at 3pm at the Multi-Purpose Building Gymnasium on the campus of Penn State DuBois.