10 Gannon University Water Polo Players Named 2011 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes
ERIE, Pa. -- 10 members of the Gannon University men's and women's water polo teams garnered honors on the 2011 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athlete Team. A student-athlete must maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade-point average or better to be named a scholar-athlete.
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.
Men's Water Polo
Ben Feasley (So., Takoma Park, Md./Montgomery Blair)
Kyle Kuser (Sr., Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson)
Ben Syme (Sr., Victoria, B.C., Canada/Claremont Secondary)
Daisuke Takagi (Fr., Tsukuba, Japan/Namiki)
Women's Water Polo
Caitlin Andrews (Sr., Tustin, Calif./Tustin)
Libbie Guina (Jr., Houston, Texas/Clear Brook)
Katelyn Jacobs (Fr., Brookfield, Ill./Lyons Township)
Stephanie Komorek (Sr., Erie, Pa./McDowell)
Laurel Martinez (Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa./Keystone Oaks)
Kelly Steininger (So., Vernon Hills, Ill./Vernon Hills)