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Thursday, April 11, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

Freshman guard Danielle Murphy of Westmoreland County Community College has been named an honorable mention All-American women's basketball player in Division III of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Murphy, a Hempfield High School graduate who previously was named to the all-District 20 region team, led NJCAA Division III in 3-point shooting percentage, converting 50 of 103 attempts for 48.5 percent.

Murphy averaged 17.8 points per game for WCCC, which posted a 23-5 record.

• Pitt-Greensburg women's basketball coach Erin Eaton and seven members of her team recently visited healthcare facility Senior Life Greensburg as part of the team's community service efforts. The team members worked on Easter crafts with members of the facility, visited during lunch and participated in a bingo session. Team personnel were planning to participate on a monthly basis in a program known as “Lunch Buddies.”


Seton Hill sophomore third baseman Nick Sell shared the latest Player of the Week Award in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with West Virginia State's Jack Hudson, and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association named Sell as its latest Atlantic Region Hitter of the Week. Griffin led Seton Hill to four victories in five games, batting .563 (9 for 16) with 13 RBI and nine runs scored.


Seton Hill senior Alexandra Kemp-Thompson finished her college career with a third-place finish in the Open Equitation Over Fences Class at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone 6 Finals at West Virginia University. Sophomore Elaina Moorehead placed fourth in the Walk/Trot Equitation Class.


The Pitt-Greensburg men's team earned the final playoff berth in the four-team field for the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament and will face top-seeded Franciscan in the semifinals on April 20 at the Oxford Athletic Club in Wexford.

Off the field

Scott Melick, a junior forward in men's basketball, and Brittany Butterworth, a sophomore guard in women's basketball, were the Pitt-Greensburg representatives on the winter sports list for sportsmanship in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. The league, which similarly recognizes athletes in fall and spring sports, recently honored athletes from each school during NCAA Division III Week with its All-Sportsmanship Team for winter sports. It is the only conference award selected by students of the league's member schools.

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