Basketball Players Earn Post-Season Awards
Five members of the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Men's and Women's Basketball Teams recently earned post-season awards:
Catherine Beach - First Team All Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC); averaged 14.3 points per game, 9.8 rebounds per game, and led the league in free throw percentage at 71%.
Renee Fumanti - Led the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) in assists with an average of 7.08 per game to claim the National Statistical Champion in a runaway. Her closest competitor averaged 5.08/game.
Matthew Clemons - Made 39 of 80 (48.8%) three point field goal attempts to finish as the USCAA National Statistical Champion. Clemons average 12 points per game.
Frank Peters - First Team All PSUAC; average 11.7 points per game; led the PSUAC with 11.29 rebounds per game (5th in USCAA); finished 3rd in PSUAC in "Double-Doubles" with 9 (7th in the USCAA); 5th in PSUAC in blocked shots with 1.17 per game (15th in the USCAA); and 13th in the PSUAC in steals (1.64/game).
John Sanderson - Honorable Mention All PSUAC; led PSUAC in assists with 5.69 per game (2nd in USCAA); 4th in PSUAC in steals with 2.17 per game; 6th in free throw percentage (73.5%)
The women's basketball team finished the season with an overall record of 10-7, league record of 9-6, including the first ever North Division Championship and first ever playoff appearance.
The men's team finished with an overall record of 17-13, league record of 12-5, including first ever playoff win, first PSUAC "Final Four" appearance, and first national championship tournament appearance, finishing 6th in the USCAA. Six of the 13 losses were against NCAA Division II and III teams; two of those losses coming in the National Championship Tournament games.