PSU’s Sloniger on watch list

College digest

WICHITA, Kan. — Penn State junior Ryan Sloniger of Punxsutawney was named to the 2018 Johnny Bench Award Watch List presented by BaseballSavings.com, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced.

The Johnny Bench Award is given annually to the top catcher in NCAA Division I baseball. Sloniger is one of 97 catchers who was nominated for the award by their coach.

Elsewhere:

n Penn State men’s gymnastics freshman Lauren Bridgens and senior Briannah Tsang garnered weekly honors from the Big Ten. Bridgens was tabbed the co-freshman of the week, while Tsang received gymnast of the week honors.

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