Kling Earns Scholar Honors For Second Straight Year


Edinboro’s Emily Kling (Jamestown/Jamestown High School) was recently named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Women’s Swimming Champion Scholar for the second consecutive year.

Kling’s selection continues the tradition of Edinboro swimmers capturing the award. An Edinboro men’s swimmer has been the recipient of the PSAC Champion Scholar award three times, with Kling now winning it twice for the women.

Kling is a junior Health Promotion major with a 4.00 GPA. She participated in the 200-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley, and the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke at the PSAC Championships.

The PSAC Champion Scholar Awards are modeled after the NCAA’s Elite 89 award and honor the student-athlete with the top grade-point average who is competing at the site of each of the PSAC’s 23 team championship finals. The selection criteria for the Champion Scholar Awards is identical to that of the NCAA Elite 89 awards, which honor the student-athlete with the top GPA at each of the championship finals sites of the 89 NCAA championships across all three divisions — I, II and III.

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Maple Grove graduate Collin Stack continues to thrive on the baseball diamond for the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

On April 2 in a 19-7 win over Mount St. Mary’s, Stack ripped three hits and drove in eight runs, which set a UMBC Division I program record.

On the season, he is currently hitting .297 in 19 games and has collected a team-leading 22 hits, including two doubles and a triple. He also leads the team with 16 RBIs, has an on-base percentage of .338, has scored 14 runs and stolen three bases.

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Jamestown High School graduate Haley Jones was a member of Syracuse University’s women’s rowing team first varsity eight boat that was recently named the Atlantic Coast Conference Crew of the Week.

The Orange first varsity eight boat finished in first place at the Doc Hosea Invite on April 2, covering the course on the Cooper River in Camden, New Jersey in 6:30.4.

With its victories against Northeastern and Pennsylvania, the crew claimed the Kittel and Orange Challenge Cups.

Sophomore coxswain Rebecca Spraggins, sophomore Arianna Lee, senior Saydee McQuay, sophomore Rachel Caldwell, senior Harriet Taylor, senior Alexandra Gill, junior Jones, junior Ashley Johnson, and freshman Madeleine Holzman-Klima comprised the first varsity eight boat.

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Virginia men’s lacrosse player Zed Williams (Irving/Silver Creek High School) was recently named ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference for games played through March 12.

It is the second career honor for Williams and second this season. He was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week on Feb. 27. Virginia has earned four ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors in 2017. In addition to Williams first honor of the year, Dox Aitken earned the honor on Feb. 13 and Mike D’Amario was awarded the accolade on Feb. 20 for his seven-goal performance against Drexel.

On the season, Williams has found the back of the net 19 times and dished out a team-high 22 assists for a total of 41 points for the nationally-ranked Cavaliers, who hold a current overall record of 7-4 and will square off against North Carolina on Sunday.

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In 20 games this spring for the Houghton College Highlanders, Frewsburg graduate Tage Johnson is hitting .328 with 22 hits, including six doubles, one triple and one home run. He has driven in 13 runs, has an on-base percentage of .483 and has drawn a team-high 16 walks.