BLOOMSBURG, PA — A total of 164 Bloomsburg University student-athletes have been recognized as Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athletes for the 2018-19 academic year, the league announced on Tuesday afternoon. The 164 Huskies join a PSAC-record 3,117 student-athletes from the league’s 17 institutions being named to the list. In order to earn PSAC Scholar-Athlete recognition, each student-athlete must have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.25 throughout the year.
The field hockey team led all of Bloomsburg’s squads with 20 selections. Women’s soccer added 19 with women’s lacrosse following right behind with 17. Women’s cross country and track and field (15), softball (10), and women’s volleyball (10) also finished in double figures among female sports. On the men’s side, football led the way with 13 scholar-athletes while cross country / track & field and men’s soccer added nine apiece.
Eight local Bloomsburg University athletes from the surrounding areas were among the school’s 164 PSAC Scholar-Athletes. Those athletes are: Christopher McCormick of Ashland; Thomas Moser of Mount Carmel; Alexis Burd of Elysburg; Emilee Wasilewski of Kulpmont; Cameron Young of Elysburg; Nicole Varano of Mount Carmel; Samantha Carpenter of Sunbury; Kelsey Neff of Elysburg.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,900 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.