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New school-record established as Kutztown tops 200 PSAC Scholar-Athletes

KUTZTOWN, PA (06/23/2020)-- A school-record 205 Kutztown University student-athletes have been named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athletes for the 2019-20 academic year, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.

By having more than 200 student-athletes recognized for the first time in school history, Kutztown surpassed its former record of 181 PSAC Scholar-Athletes from 2017-18. KU has featured 100 or more PSAC Scholar-Athletes each of the last 14 years.

The Golden Bears ranked ninth among the conference's 18 institutions based on overall honorees, but posted a strong 48.2% scholar-athlete rate.

To be eligible for PSAC Scholar-Athlete honors this year, a student-athlete must have finished the 2019-20 academic year with a 3.25 cumulative GPA or higher.

Outside of combined cross country/track & field lists, three qualifying KU multi-sport student-athletes appear on the lists of both teams they represent. They are Molly Agnello (women's bowling/women's golf), Jenna Bracken (women's lacrosse/women's soccer) and Alyssa Donato (field hockey/softball).

This year, the PSAC recognized a total of 3,762 scholar-athletes, which marks 50% of the conference's student-athlete population. Both of these numbers break previous records of 3,117 and 43% set one year ago. The league has now registered at least a 30% rate for 12 straight years. The total number of honorees has increased each year since the 2006-07 academic year.

Overall, nine institutions produced at least 200 scholar-athletes.

Full list, by sport, can be found here

Collin Bishop of Laurel Springs, NJ (08021).

Dylan Elliott of Sicklerville, NJ (08081).

Staci Jett of Westampton, NJ (08060).

Lori Stratton of Stratford, NJ (08084).

Julie Stratton of Stratford, NJ (08084).

Julia Amoroso of Swedesboro, NJ (08085).

Alyssa Donato of Cedarville, NJ (08311).

Kaden Hastie of Tabernacle, NJ (08088).

Ryan Jennings of Voorhees, NJ (08043).

Devon Fitzpatrick of Marlton, NJ (08053).

Kaylee Kupiec of Woodbury, NJ (08096).

Michael Albergo of Longport, NJ (08403).

James Potts of Cherry Hill, NJ (08034).

Collin Wickramaratna of Marlton, NJ (08053).

About Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1866, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education located on 289 acres nestled in the beautiful East Penn Valley in Berks County, between Reading and Allentown, Pennsylvania. KU is just two hours from New York City; 90 minutes from Philadelphia.

As the region's center for excellence in academics, culture and public engagement, KU's programs and reputation for quality offer students the opportunity to discover lifelong avenues of learning and discovery. KU students select from more than 100 areas of study within four colleges in a diverse liberal arts academic environment. To complement their studies, KU's NCAA Division II athletics program with 21 varsity sports joins the more than 160 student clubs and organizations providing students with a variety of activities for learning and discovery.