Women's Basketball Player Kristy Hanes earns Academic All-American Award
The basketball season ended without a trip to the PSUAC playoffs in 2015, but Kristy Hanes (Elk County Catholic) of the PSUD Lady Lion basketball team has been recognized by the USCAA for her outstanding work in the classroom. Kristy, a sophomore business major, was named to the USCAA Academic All-American team for the 2015 season. To earn this national recognition, players must be at least of a sophomore class standing, nominated by their coach, and have a 3.5 GPA or higher.
Kristy, also a member of the PSUD golf team, earned the same USCAA Academic All-American status in the fall semester as a member of the golf team. She is the first PSUD athlete to earn this honor for two separate sports during the same academic year.
Kristy has been a starter in the majority of the games while at Penn State DuBois, where she practices daily and excels in the classroom. Coach Lewis commented "That this young lady sees the importance of an education and works hard to be successful in all aspects of her life. I am fortunate to have an entire team of players who know the importance of a Penn State education and come to campus to play because they love basketball".