Colleges notes: St. Vincent's Burkhardt honored by PAC
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Brad Burkhardt, a senior baseball player at St. Vincent College and a graduate of Latrobe High School, was named as the men's April recipient of the Presidents' Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Scholar-Athlete of the Month.
Burkhardt, a shortstop and St. Vincent's career hits leader, previously was honored with his second consecutive Capital One Academic All-District IV first-team selection, advancing him to the Capitol One Academic All-America Team ballot.
A computer and information science major maintaining a 3.76 grade-point average, Burkhardt was the 2013 recipient of the annual Fr. Jerome J. Rupprecht Award, presented to the most outstanding player on the St. Vincent baseball team.
He also presented his senior project at the annual St. Vincent academic conference, implementing a program enabling computer science students remote access to the school's computer laboratories.
Burkhardt has volunteered at The Union Mission in Latrobe and assisted senior citizens with yard work and daily tasks at their homes and has served as a volunteer instructor at baseball clinics.
St. Vincent recently was eliminated from the PAC Tournament in an 8-5 loss to Thomas More. Burkhardt drove in two runs with a double and scored another during a three-run first inning for St. Vincent.
PAC recognizes SVC pair
Freshman outfielder Sara Swettlen was named to the all-PAC second team and sophomore infielder/outfielder Shannon Baczek earned honorable mention honors in softball.
Swettlen led St. Vincent in batting average (.368), slugging percentage (.737) and extra-base hits (11), despite playing in just 19 games because of an injury.
For Baczek, it marked the second all-PAC award after she batted .281 for St. Vincent, also missing time because of an injury. She was a first-team selection as a freshman in 2012.
A better record
Junior Chansler Poole of the St. Vincent track and field team lowered his own school record in the 1,500-meter run and moved into 10th place among NCAA Division III runners this season by posting a time of 3 minutes, 50.83 seconds at the Allegheny College Gator Invitational.
Bearcats freshman Vince Tonzo finished second in the 800 run with a personal-best time of 1:52.97, just 0.25 seconds shy of a school record and the 24th-best time in Division III.
Senior Cam Stumme took third in the steeplechase with a time of 9:40.00, missing his personal-best time by 0.01.
Wisneski wins PSAC discus
Zach Wisneski, a Derry High School graduate who is a freshman at Slippery Rock University, won the discus event at the NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships at Millersville with a throw of 47.36 meters. Slippery Rock finished second to Shippensburg in the men's team scoring.
Junior center fielder Nate Campbell, a Latrobe High School graduate who plays baseball at NCAA Division III Capital, has been named to the all-Ohio Athletic Conference honorable mention team. Campbell, who batted .345, led the conference with 25 stolen bases and was first for Ohio Wesleyan in walks (19), runs scored (33) and on-base percentage (.429).
SVC tennis ousted in NCAAs
The St. Vincent women's tennis team, which won the Presidents' Athletic Conference regular-season championship with a 14-0 record, was eliminated from the NCAA Division III Tournament with a 5-0 loss to Mary Washington. The Bearcats finished the season with an overall record of 15-5.
Baseball camp set
The Westmoreland County Community College Summer Baseball Camp for players ages 7-12 will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 10-14 at the college in Youngwood. WCCC coach Mike Draghi will direct the camp, which will offer instruction in skills, drills, conditioning and competition. The cost for Westmoreland County residents is $155, which includes materials, lunch and t-shirt. Registration can be made by calling 800-262-2103.
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