Six Gannon University Men's Players Named to 2009-10 PSAC Scholar-Athlete Team
ERIE, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) announced the selection of six Gannon University men's water polo players to the organization's Scholar-Athlete list for the 2009-10 academic year. Recipients compiled a minimal cumulative grade point average of 3.25 for the year.
John Krakowski (Jr., Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep), Jamison Anton (So., North Wales, Pa./North Penn), Ralph Clayton (So., Maple Glen, Pa./Upper Dublin), Ben Feasley (Fr., Takoma Park, Md./Montgomery Blair), Kyle Kuser (Jr., Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson) and Ben Syme (Jr., Victoria, B.C./Claremont Secondary) all earned honors.
Gannon concluded the 2009 season at 13-12 overall, marking the team's third consecutive winning season and sixth in the program's nine-year history. The Golden Knights finished sixth at the CWPA Southern Division Championships, defeating rival Mercyhurst 16-8 to reach the fifth-place match.
Originating in 1951 to administer and promote men’s athletics, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference has evolved into one of the NCAA’s most heralded Division II intercollegiate conferences.
The most recent enhancement came during the 2008-09 academic year when the PSAC expanded for the first time in its rich history, adding full-time members Gannon University and Mercyhurst College, and associate member Long Island University-C.W. Post. The membership now consists of 16 full-time institutions and the one associate.
All of the league’s full-time members are located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which makes the PSAC the largest one-state conference in the NCAA.
Today, nearly one-third of the PSAC’s estimated 6,200 participants are honored each year as "Scholar-Athletes" for maintaining a grade-point average of 3.25 or better - a total that has nearly doubled since PSAC Scholar-Athletes were first recognized in the mid-1990s.
Although all 16 current institutions are members of Division II, eight league schools also compete at the Division I level in select sports. PSAC schools enroll over 125,000 students and claim over 709,000 alumni.