College Corner tidbits
Five members of the Penn State Altoona men’s golf program earned spots on the All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference team — including garnering three major individual awards — when the league released its postseason honors on Tuesday morning.
Lions sophomore Andrew Ferguson, a Tyrone Area High School graduate, was voted the AMCC’s co-Golfer of the Year, sharing the honor with Penn State Behrend’s Ryan Meyer. Meanwhile, freshman Trey Heffelfinger (Mount Union,) was selected the AMCC Newcomer of the Year, and head coach Tom Koehle was voted the conference’s Coach of the Year.
On the All-Conference list, Ferguson and Heffelfinger were both first-team selections. Voted second team All-AMCC were seniors Jimmy Gillespie and Luke Hoffnagle.
Ferguson competed in all seven rounds for the Lions this spring, his first season with the program. The sophomore led his team and ranked third in the AMCC in average, shooting 80.29 per round. During the season, Ferguson took the individual title at three different events, winning the Penn State Behrend Invitational on April 3, the Penn State Division III Challenge on April 7, and the Penn State Altoona Invitational on April 10.
His best score of the season came in the Penn State Division III Challenge, when he shot an even par 72 to tie for the third-lowest score in a round in Penn State Altoona golf history. In the AMCC Championships on April 18-19, Ferguson finished with a two-day score of 166 to tie for ninth place individually. This season, he earned two AMCC Golfer of the Week awards.
Ryne Talko, Bishop Guilfoyle graduate and a member of the Grove City College men’s tennis team, helped the Wolverines win both the regular season and postseason championships of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. Talko competed at No. 3 singles and compiled a 7-1 record with an 85-24 record for games played.
He also competed at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, compiling an 8-2 record.
Grove City College will now compete in the NCAA D3 Tournament held in Chattanooga, Tenn., scheduled to start on Friday, May 14.
Frazier in contention
California, Pa.’s Darcie Frazier, a sophomore from Hollidaysburg, is in fifth place after four events in the heptathlon after the opening day of the PSAC championships in Shippensburg.
Frazier won the 200-meter dash as part of the event and finished second in the shot put. The heptathlon will conclude today.