Behrend student-athletes honored for top performances

Penn State Behrend runner Savanna Carr competes in a cross country race.

Savanna Carr, a junior from Franklin, has been named the Cheryl Ramsdell-Anderson Female Athlete of the Year at Penn State Behrend.

Credit: Penn State Behrend

Each spring, the Athletics department at Penn State Behrend honors the college’s best student-athletes for their performances on and off the field. This year, because of the transition to the remote-learning environment, the awards were announced on video by Senior Director of Athletics Brian Streeter.

The following student-athletes were honored:

Cheryl Ramsdell-Anderson Female Athlete of the Year Award: Savanna Carr, cross-country and track and field

James Frye Male Athlete of the Year Award: Dillon Hildebrand, volleyball

John Zahniser Scholar-Athlete Award: Erica Koenig, cross-country and track and field; and Chris Drozynski, cross-country and track and field

Herb Lauffer Leadership/Scholarship Award: Kenny Fukon, basketball; and Catherine Eichenlaub, soccer

Richard Dill Outstanding Service Award: Will Latimer, Penn State Behrend Athletics equipment manager

Faculty Athletic Council Service Award: Gabriella Loeffler, cross-country and track and field

Behrend Spirit Award: Emma Perritano, Penn State Behrend Athletics No. 1 Fan and daughter of men’s soccer coach Dan Perritano

Penn State Behrend fields 24 NCAA Division III varsity teams and is a charter member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference. The college has won the AMCC Presidents’ Cup, which is given annually to the school with the strongest overall program, in 16 of the 17 years it has been awarded.

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