District college notes: Pitt's Nkanata runs second-fastest time in 200
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Friday, May 17, 2013, 7:03 p.m.
• Junior Carvin Nkanata ran the second-fastest time in the nation this year (20.32 seconds) and set a meet record in winning the 200-meter dash at the ECAC/IC4A Championship m eet Sunday at Princeton.
• West Virginia sophomore pitcher Harrison Musgrave struck out 14 in a three-hit shutout against TCU last week, throwing 143 pitches. On Monday, he became the second pitcher to earn Big 12 Pitcher of the Week honors four times in one season.of note• Slippery Rock senior catcher Katie Saluga was named first-team All-Atlantic Region by Daktronics. Saluga, the PSAC West Player of the Year, hit a league-best .434 with nine homers and 32 RBI this season. Joining her on the first team were three players from California (Pa.): PSAC West Pitcher of the Year Alex Sagl, first baseman Lindsay Reicoff (Chartiers Valley) and shortstop Shelby Lia.
• Thiel senior first baseman/pitcher Nick Rossmiller (Butler) was chosen as the Presidents' Athletic Conference Player of the Year, and Washington & Jefferson junior Eddie Nogay received Pitcher of the Year. Rossmiller led the conference with a .436 batting average.
• PAC first-team all-conference selections from area high schools were: W&J junior catcher Ronny Peirish (Pine-Richland); Thiel senior second baseman Eric King (Butler); St. Vincent senior shortstop Brad Burkardt (Latrobe); Waynesburg senior outfielder Nick Berdine (Moon); W&J junior outfielder Josh Staniscia (Franklin Regional); Thiel senior outfielder Eric Steininger (Leechburg); and Geneva junior pitcher/designated hitter Mike Jeffreys (Moon).
• In addition to his PAC honor, Jeffreys received National Christian College Athletic Association East Region Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year. He hit .414 with three homers and 23 RBI, and he had a 1.73 ERA and 106 strikeouts.
• Penn State Behrend senior Ryan Jacobs (South Allegheny) was named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Pitcher of the Year after going 8-1 with a 1.37 ERA.
• First-team All-AMCC selections from local high schools were: Penn State Behrend senior catcher Evan Bukowski (Trinity); Penn State Behrend senior first baseman Vinny Rice (Seneca Valley); La Roche sophomore second baseman Shane Healey (Penn Hills); Penn State Behrend senior outfielder Ryan Kragnes (Bethel Park); and Pitt-Greensburg senior outfielder Steve Anderson (Hempfield).
• The No. 16 Panthers conclude their three-game series at No. 10 Louisville that will determine the Big East regular-season champion. The teams meet at noon Saturday in a game on ESPNU. Pitt is going for its first Big East regular-season crown since 1994.
NCAA women's lacrosse tournament quarterfinals
• Penn State (14-6) visits second-ranked Northwestern (18-2) at 8 p.m. Saturday in a game televised on the Big Ten Network. The Wildcats won their regular-season matchup, 11-3. Penn State is led by sophomore Maggie McCormick (49 goals, 35 assists) and junior Mackenzie Cyr (32 goals, 34 assists).
NCAA Division II men's golf championships
• Indiana (Pa.) and California (Pa.) advanced to compete May 20-24 in Hershey.
Also on tap
• NCAA Division II men's and women's track and field championships, Thursday-May 25, in Pueblo, Colo.
• NCAA Division III men's and women's track and field championships, Thursday-May 25, LaCrosse, Wis.
• NCAA Division I men's and women's track and field championships, East preliminary round, Thursday-May 25, Greensboro, N.C.
— Jeff Vella
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