KUTZTOWN, PA (07/07/2021)-- A year after surpassing 200 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athletes for the first time, Kutztown University student-athletes produced their most impressive academic performance yet in 2020-21. The Golden Bears obliterated their former record of 206 honorees with 252 this year, helping the PSAC establish a new conference-record with 4,162 scholar-athletes.
Kutztown increased its scholar-athlete rate by nearly 8% from last year with 56.1% of its 449 eligible student-athletes recognized. In terms of overall honorees, the Golden Bears ranked 10th of the PSAC's 18 institutions, though the number of sports sponsored is not similar from institution-to-institution.
Kutztown has produced triple-figure PSAC Scholar-Athlete totals 15 years running.
To be named a PSAC Scholar-Athlete, a student-athlete must have finished the 2020-21 academic year with a 3.25 cumulative GPA or higher.
As a conference, the PSAC honored a record number of student-athletes for the 15th straight year. The league's member schools combined to break the 4,000 scholar-athlete threshold for the first time, breaking the previous record of 3,763, set in 2019-20, by 399. The PSAC also set a new record with 55% of the conference's student-athlete population earning scholar-athlete accolades.
Collin Bishop of Laurel Springs, NJ (08021).
Cole Regn of Berlin, NJ (08009).
Connor Teschko of Lumberton, NJ (08048).
Jordon Floyd of Westampton, NJ (08060).
Trey Henry of Egg Harbor Township, NJ (08234).
Staci Jett of Westampton, NJ (08060).
Sage Rowley of Runnemede, NJ (08078).
Julia Amoroso of Swedesboro, NJ (08085).
Alyssa Donato of Cedarville, NJ (08311).
Mia Kepler of Wall Township, NJ (07719).
Lauren Oneill of Collingswood, NJ (08108).
Kaden Hastie of Tabernacle, NJ (08088).
Brayden Pohlman of Linwood, NJ (08221).
Kelly Askins of Galloway, NJ (08205).
Devon Fitzpatrick of Marlton, NJ (08053).
Marissa Giancola of Cape May, NJ (08204).
Robin Spector of Northfield, NJ (08225).
Isabella Rossetti of Cherry Hill, NJ (08003).
Haley Thiel of Williamstown, NJ (08094).
Destiny Wiatr of Runnemede, NJ (08078).
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.