Lady Lion wins national title
WALTHAM, Mass. – Penn?State unior captain Jessie Radanovich became the 2016 Women’s Epee National Champion Friday on the second day of the NCAA Championships.
Radanovich took the title on the final day of competition for the women. Penn State finished in seventh place place in the team competition.
Radanovich advanced to the final round of the tournament after defeating Mason Speta of Barnard, 15-12. Radanovich faced Princeton’s Charlene Liu in the final round, coming out on top with a score of 15-10.
“It feels unbelievably amazing, and I can barely even believe it happened!” Radanovich said.
Radanovich was the only member of the women’s team to compete in the semifinal and final rounds.
Drinnon picks up another honor
KANSAS CITY – Saint Francis senior basketball player Ronnie Drinnon added another honor to his postseason list, earning NABC All-District accolades.
Announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches on Friday, Drinnon was named to the District 18 First Team.
“Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student-athletes and coaches represent the finest basketball players and coaches across America,” the NABC wrote in its official release.
Drinnon adds the NABC honor to an All-NEC First Team selection earlier this month and an ECAC Second Team All-Star selection earlier this week.
“Ronnie is very deserving of all of the awards that have come his way this spring,” SFU?coach Rob Krimmel said. “In his four years at Saint Francis, Ronnie gave the program and the University everything he had on and off the court.”
Drinnon finished the season as the leading rebounder in the Northeast Conference, pulling in 11 rebounds per game. He is currently 12th in the nation in that category. Drinnon finished his career with 971 points, and he led the team with a 13.3 points-per-game average. He had 24 double-digit scoring games, including a streak of 19 straight games to finish the season. He also led the NEC and sits in 15th in the NCAA with 18 double-doubles.
Brown gets All-American status
UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn?State junior Kiera Brown received regular-season All-America honors from the National Association of College Gymnastics Coaches for Women Friday.
Brown was named a second team All-American on the uneven bars. Not only is she the 2016 Big Ten Co-Champion on the event, but she also became the 93rd All-American in Penn State women’s gymnastics history.”
During the season, Brown won or tied for seven uneven bars titles.
– From Mirror reports