Penn State Harrisburg baseball player Bret Williams has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American Second Team. He is the first student-athlete in the college’s history to earn this recognition.
Oscar Cartagena Jr. recently received his bachelor’s degree in humanities and communications as a member of Penn State Harrisburg’s Class of 2020. He said that as a member of the college’s men’s soccer team, he had to maintain a challenging balance between academics and athletics.
Penn State Harrisburg Intercollegiate Athletics recently honored the athletic, academic, and community achievements of its student-athletes during the 2020 Student-Athlete Award Ceremony video presentation.
Penn State Harrisburg’s men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field programs will compete as an affiliate member of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) beginning in 2019-20, as announced by the conference in April.
Kent Whiting, a 2007 Penn State Harrisburg graduate, has committed a gift of $150,000 to support new track and field facilities at the college. The Whiting Family Throwing Complex will help Penn State Harrisburg take its track and field program to a new level of excellence by providing for a facility on campus. The track and field teams currently train at off-campus locations.
Penn State Harrisburg will honor the memory of Penn State Harrisburg alumna Courtney Pollock, who died in June 2013 from cancer, with the dedication of the Courtney Pollock Memorial Field and Softball Complex at 2:30 p.m. April 12, at the softball field on Olmsted Drive on campus.