Abington recognizes 82 student-athletes for academic achievement

Eighty-two Penn State Abington student-athletes earned coveted places on the Fall 2013 Director’s List for academic excellence.

The student-athletes, who represent all 13 Abington varsity teams, completed the semester with grade-point averages of 3.0 or better, according to Abington Director of Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation Shawne McCoy.

Two of the students on the list stood out for individual achievements last semester:

-- Read about junior Mike Marvin scoring his 1,00th point for Abington basketball at http://news.psu.edu/story/297600/2013/12/09/athletics/abington-basketba…

-- And soccer's Phil Curry, who returned for the season after overcoming a devastating loss through personal strength and the support of his team at http://news.psu.edu/story/294688/2013/11/11/athletics/competitive-compa…

Abington fields men’s and women’s teams in basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer and tennis. Baseball, golf, softball and women’s volleyball round out the program.

The college, a member of the NCAA Division III and the North Eastern Athletic Conference, promotes and reinforces the values of honesty, integrity, commitment and hard work through athletics.

For the complete Directors List, go to www.abingtonsports.com/news/2014/1/9/GEN_0109143652.aspx.