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District college notebook: St. Vincent men win 1st PAC golf title

| Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Allegheny College
Allegheny's Miranda Santucci (Winchester-Thurston) was the medalist at the Gannon Spring Invitational.

•The St. Vincent men's golf team won its first Presidents' Athletic Conference championship at Cedarbrook Golf Club. The Bearcats had a four-round total of 1,204 for a 27-stroke margin over Washington & Jefferson. St. Vincent had the top three finishers, including sophomore Micah Markantone (Franklin Regional), who was medalist with a two-day total of 147 at the spring championships. St. Vincent received the PAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III championships May 14-17 in Destin, Fla.

Other top performers

Grove City

•The women's golf team won its eighth PAC championship with a four-round total of 1,490. Sophomore Esther Durlin, the event's medalist with a two-day total of 174, was the conference's Player of the Year for the second straight season.

•The men's tennis team won its 23rd straight Presidents' Athletic Conference championship, edging St. Vincent on Saturday. The Wolverines earned the automatic bid to next month's NCAA Division III tournament.

California (Pa.)

•The women's tennis team won its seventh consecutive PSAC championship with a 5-0 win over IUP on Sunday.

•The softball team (28-2, 11-1) clinched first place in the PSAC West standings with a doubleheader sweep of Mercyhurst on Tuesday.

Pitt

•The baseball team leads the Big East in seven offensive categories: home runs (40); slugging percentage (.469); on-base percentage (.411); RBI (285); runs scored (319); total bases (636); and walks (196).

Waynesburg

•Freshman Anthony Janicki (Elizabeth Forward) set a school record in the javelin (196 feet, 7 inches) on Saturday in the Ed Fry Invitational.

COMINGUP

NCAA tennis

•California (Pa.) is the top seed in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region women's tennis championships, followed by IUP (second), Mercyhurst (fourth) and Slippery Rock (sixth). The winner advances to the round of 16 on May 8-11 in Surprise, Ariz.

EIVA men's volleyball championships

•Top-seeded Penn State (21-7, 13-1) faces fourth-seeded Princeton at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in University Park. The winner of George Mason-Harvard would be up next on Saturday.

Also on tap

•Presidents' Athletic Conference men's and women's track and field championships, Friday-Saturday, Washington

•PSAC women's lacrosse championships, Tuesday-May 4

•Colonial Athletic Association men's lacrosse championship, May 1-3, University Park

•Big Ten men's and women's golf championships, Friday-Sunday, French Lick, Ind.

•Big Ten men's tennis championships, Thursday-Sunday, Columbus, Ohio

•Big Ten women's tennis championships, Thursday-Sunday, Bloomington, Ind.

•Big 12 women's tennis championships, Thursday-Sunday, Norman, Okla.

•Collegiate Water Polo Association Eastern championship, Friday-Sunday, Ann Arbor, Mich.

notable

•Gannon women's basketball coach Cleve Wright stepped down to take the job as coach of Division I Miami (Ohio). He had a 233-100 record in 11 seasons.

•Edinboro sophomore Vic Avery won the 185-pound wrestling title at the FILA Junior Nationals in Las Vegas, and assistant coach Colt Sponseller took fifth at 173 in the Las Vegas/Asics U.S. Open. Former Pitt wrestler Keith Gavin, the 2008 national champion, won the 185-pound title in the U.S. Open. Gavin and Sponseller qualified for the U.S. World Team Trials in June in Stillwater, Okla.

• West Virginia junior Katlyn Shelar set a school record in the pole vault (4.1 meters) on Saturday in the Larry Ellis Invitational.

• Thiel freshman Meri Steinmetz set a school record in the 1,500-meter run (5:07.09) on Saturday at the Sparky Adams Invitational.

• The No. 6 Penn State women's lacrosse team (11-4, 4-1) clinched a share of its first American Lacrosse Conference with a 15-14 win over Johns Hopkins on Sunday. Penn State earned the No. 3 seed in the conference championships, set for May 2-5 in Baltimore.

• Robert Morris freshman Jessica Karwacki set an NCAA lacrosse record for draw controls in a season with 25 in a 16-15 loss to Quinnipiac. In 15 games, she has 152 draw controls.

• Penn State senior outfielder Cassidy Bell ranks first nationally in slugging percentage (1.054), third in on-base percentage (.603), sixth in home runs (18) and ninth in walks (36).

• Westminster senior Nick Grow set the school record with his 10th career save in a 4-1 win over Geneva on Tuesday.

• The Allegheny women's golf team won the Gannon Spring Invitational with a two-round total of 662, led by medalist Miranda Santucci (Winchester-Thurston), who had a two-day score of 157.

• West Virginia freshman Patrick Sunderman took third in the 50-meter men's prone and eighth in the 50-meter men's three positions at the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo. Freshman Garrett Spurgeon was fourth in three positions and ninth in prone.

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