Clarion standout Kromka receives another honor

| Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Gateway graduate Mike Kromka, a junior at Clarion University, was one of three Golden Eagles student-athletes to earn a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Top 10 award.

The PSAC Top 10 awards are designed to recognize student-athletes who excel in both the classroom and in athletic competition.

Initiated for the 1997-98 academic year, the Top 10 Award is given to five males and five females in each athletic season: fall, winter and spring.

Kromka is a Top 10 Award winner for the first time and is the first men's basketball player from Clarion to earn the award since 1998.

A junior mid-level math education major, Kromka has a 3.89 grade-point average. He was named a second-team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American this winter.

A starter on this year's men's basketball team, he led the team and ranked fifth in the PSAC with 8.5 rebounds per game while also leading the squad and ranking 24th in the conference with 12.5 points per contest.

In addition to his Academic All-American award this year, Kromka also is a two-time Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District award winner.

In three years, he has 649 career points and 509 career rebounds for the Golden Eagles.

GMFCA sign-ups

Registration for the Gateway Midget Football and Cheerleading Association's Fall 2013 season will be the first and second Saturdays in May at the Monroeville Municipal Building, 2700 Monroeville Boulevard.

Football sign-ups will be from 9 a.m. to noon on May 4 and 11, while cheerleader sign-ups will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 4.

New to the GMFCA this season are cheerleaders for flag football.

The age groups for football and cheerleading are ages 5 and 6 for flag, ages 7 to 9 for the Termites, ages 10 and 11 for the Mites and ages 12 and 13 for the Midgets. The age group is determined using the age of the participant before Aug. 1, 2013.

For full details, visit For those with questions, call Dave Fagan at 412-719-2295 or email him at

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