Local college notebook: Latrobe graduate Krivoniak gets NEC honor
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Robert Morris freshman April Krivoniak (Greensburg/Latrobe High School), a thrower on the women's track team, was the Northeast Conference Field Athlete of the Week.
Krivoniak is the first Colonial to win a weekly field athlete award from the NEC since December 2009.
Krivoniak, who played in 28 matches for the RMU volleyball team this past fall, made a quick adjustment to the track with her effort at the Penn State Relays, a meet that featured teams from the Big Ten, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big 12.
Krivoniak's heave of 13.58 meters in the shot put not only qualified her for the ECAC Championships but also gave her the third-longest throw in RMU history and the best by a Colonial since 2005. She had a marked improvement of more than two meters from her first intercollegiate track outing in December.
Krivoniak's mark in the shot put is the best in the NEC this season. She also leads a group of four different Colonials that all rank among the top seven NEC performers in the shot put this season.
St. Vincent names tennis coach
St. Vincent announced that Jym Walters will be the new women's tennis coach.
Walters, who also serves as the women's lacrosse coach and previously served as the field hockey coach, replaces Dr. Christopher McMahon who resigned to focus more on his role as Associate Professor of Theology with the college, in both teaching and research.
Walters, a 1996 graduate of St. Vincent, was a four-year member of the tennis team. After graduating from St. Vincent, he earned his master's in higher education from Florida State University and served as a women's tennis intern at Florida A&M University and assistant tennis pro in Orlando, Fla.
He inherits a program that finished fourth at the 2013 Presidents' Athletic Conference championship after posting a co-PAC championship in 2012 along with the program's first NCAA Division III National Tournament appearance.
St. Vincent stays perfect
The St. Vincent men's basketball ran its record to 7-0 in the Presidents Athletic Conference by defeating Thomas More, 75-61, at home Saturday. The Bearcats are 14-2 overall.
Dillon Stith led the Bearcats with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Isaac Turner chipped in with 20 points and six assists, while Sean Kett had 19 points, including 17 in the second half.
St. Vincent travels to Washington & Jefferson on Saturday.
WCCC baseball clinic set
Westmoreland County Community College baseball clinics have been announced by head coach Mike Draghi. The hitting, pitching and infield clinics will begin Feb. 1 for ages 6 to 18. Cost is $40 and the camp will run 9 a.m. to noon each day at the college gymnasium in Youngwood.
Camp dates: Feb. 1: youth pitching camp (ages 6-11); Feb. 2: youth hitting camp (6-11); Feb. 8: advanced pitching camp (12 and older); Feb. 9: youth hitting (6-11); Feb. 15: youth infield skills camp (6-11); Feb. 16: advanced hitting camp (12 and older); Feb. 22: advanced infield skills camp (12 and older); Feb. 23: advanced hitting camp (12 and older).
To register call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact: Coach Draghi at 724-925-4132 or 724-454-2802 (evenings only).
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