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.
To learn more about Penn State Behrend’s athletics programs, visit psblions.com.
Sports information director, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College