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Women’s Softball Earns 2021-2022 Academic Team of the Year Honors

Posted July 25, 2022 at 8:15 am

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College congratulates its Women’s Softball program on being named one of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) 2021-22 Academic Teams of the Year. In its inaugural season, the Lady Black Bears competed in Region 20 of the NJCAA while earning a GPA of 3.43.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College congratulates these student-athletes who have been recognized for their achievements in the classroom:

  • Lauryn Calhoun (New Paris, PA)
  • Jamie Detwiler (Martinsburg, PA)
  • Kirstin Emerick (Beaverdale, PA)
  • Sarah Favreau (Johnstown, PA)
  • Karli Hanik (Windber, PA)
  • Maciah Holsopple (Hollsopple, PA)
  • Amber Mangus (Johnstown, PA)
  • Tessa O’Keefe (Altoona, PA)
  • Katie Peters (Robinson, PA)
  • Julia Podrasky (Lilly, PA)
  • Brailee Price (Dilltown, PA)
  • Sydney Sheredy (Northern Cambria, PA)
  • Madison Wirfel (Munster, PA)

“These student-athletes thrived on and off the field,” stated Sue Brugh, Director of Student Activities and Athletics. “Our players are strong, both mentally and physically. I couldn’t be prouder of our inaugural women’s softball season and Coach Cory Shay for what they accomplished together during a difficult Spring.”

Pennsylvania Highlands is a chartered National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) member college, competing in Region 20. It is the mission of the NJCAA to foster a national program of athletic participation in an environment that supports equitable opportunities consistent with the educational objectives of member colleges. Their goal is to promote and foster two-year college athletics.

The Black Bears are a part of the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC). The WPCC was founded in 1972 and currently consists of 10 member institutions.

2022 Women’s Softball Team. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.