Altoona’s Hileman to go in LVC HOF

ANNVILLE – Five alumni, including Altoona native Chris Hileman, and one team will make up the Lebanon Valley College Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2014, to be inducted Oct. 10 during homecoming.

Hileman is one of the most decorated men’s tennis players in LVC history. He led the Dutchmen to four conference titles during his career. A three-time Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year, Hileman is Lebanon Valley’s all-time wins leader, going 72-12 in singles and 55-21 in doubles over his career.

He was a two-time captain, won the MAC individual singles title in 2002 and was runner-up in 2000, and he received three first-team all-conference nods as well as the 1999 MAC Rookie of the Year award. Hileman resides in Sinking Spring.

PSU coach steps down

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State coach and Director of Track and Field/Cross Country Beth Alford-Sullivan has accepted the head coaching post for the University of Tennessee’s men’s and women’s program.

Sullivan began her Penn State career as the head coach of the women’s cross country and track and field programs in August of 1999. In the summer of 2006, she took on her dual role as Head Coach and Director of Track and Field/Cross Country when long-time Nittany Lion head men’s coach Harry Groves retired.

“My 15 years at Penn State have been outstanding for both Jim and myself,” said Sullivan.

Taylor up for ESPY

UNIVERSITY PARK – A day after being named the Big Ten’s Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year, Penn State graduate David Taylor has been nominated for an ESPY for his outstanding senior season.

Taylor, who won the Hodge Trophy, wrestling’s Heisman Trophy, after winning his second NCAA title, won a number of awards during his career.

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