Nearly 90 Student-Athletes Named NEAC Scholar-Athletes

Nearly 90 Student-Athletes Named NEAC Scholar-Athletes

LATHAM, N.Y. – A total of 86 Penn State Harrisburg student-athletes have been named 2019-20 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Scholar-Athlete selections.


Penn State Harrisburg's total was part of a record 1,026 NEAC Scholar-Athlete selections from 12 full member institutions and nine associate member schools for the 2019-20 academic year.


In order to earn the conference's academic distinction, a student-athlete competing in a conference-sponsored sport must achieve a combined grade point average (GPA) of 3.4 or higher for the fall and spring semesters, while remaining in good standing on his or her team.


Among the honorees is NCAA Division III Statistical Champion (block solos) and NEAC Women's Volleyball Defensive Player of the Year Brittany Ebaugh, as well as all-conference first teamers in women's basketball's Kendis Butler and women's soccer's Mackenzie Haladay and Rhyan Socash. Baseball players Zak Koroneos and Chase Smith began the year on the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's Division III Players to Watch List and ended it with the NEAC's academic accolade.


Most impressively, 11 Penn State Harrisburg student-athletes hold cumulative GPAs of 3.9 or higher after the most-recent campaign, including baseball's Simeon Davis, Brandon Feltman, Hunter Merritt, and Thomas Westers, women's basketball's Laurel Amey and Butler, women's tennis' Courtney Bennett, Abigail Clifford, and Rachael Lim, women's volleyball's Alexis Imler, and men's soccer's Jacob Krantweiss.


Women's basketball and women's volleyball had the highest percentage of student-athletes earn the honor with 10 of each of the team's 13 players recognized (77 percent). Baseball was the top men's squad with 16 honorees (43 percent).


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Penn State Harrisburg honorees are:



Tyler Aug

Ben Closson

Simeon Davis

Tucker Ell

Brandon Feltman

Zak Koroneos

Austin Kunkel

Hunter Merritt

Luke Myers

Brad Richards

John Rinehimer

Robert Skinner

Chase Smith

Joel Sneeringer

Cade Warrick

Thomas Westers


Men's Basketball

Damian Ares

Brandon Coleman

Donald Friday Jr.


Women's Basketball

Laurel Amey

Kendis Butler

Kayla Cade

Jayla Galbreath

Madison Hemler

Sydney Hemler

Nicole Hill

Katelyn Kosovac

Paige Kubulak

Anna Mahan


Men's Cross Country

Ricardo Lugo

Camilo Ruiz

Alex Terody


Women's Cross Country

Katelyn Gormley

Alyssa Knisley

Abagail Marquardt


Men's Golf

Andrew Fink

Montana Gleason


Men's Soccer

Sami Almouzani

Oscar Cartagena Jr.

Zach Hambleton

Eli Hubbard

Mohamed Kotby

Jacob Krantweiss

Luke Myers

Toma Nichik

Cameron Raudabaugh


Women's Soccer

Jenna Alaoui

Sheila Ansary

Elizabeth Clippinger

Samantha Day

Kaylie Derrickson

Mackenzie Haladay

Eden Haldeman

Madison Hemler

Sydney Hemler

Maggie Keller

Katelyn Kosovac

Haley Sedun

Paige Sharrow

Rhyan Socash

Amanda Thoryk

Haley Vavrek

Hannah Williams

Morgan Wilson

Samara Wilson



Dominique Emmett

Madelyn Krantz

Madelyn Pyle

Harley Sampson

Natalya Steppe

Samantha Weaver


Men's Tennis

Hubert Aguilar

Nick Rohn


Women's Tennis

Sheiva Ansary

Courtney Bennett

Abigail Clifford

Vaishnavi Datta

Erin Harnish

Rachael Lim

Elysse Mellott


Women's Volleyball

Cheyanna Buckingham

Corrinne Cook

Jewel Crumbley

Brittany Ebaugh

Megan Hamm

Alexis Imler

Olivia Koicuba

Katie Kreider

Anna Ruff

Alyssa Snyder