A-K Valley campus clippings: Burrell grad Oddis goes from star player to assistant coach at UPG
A record-breaking senior season won't be Kelsey Oddis' last act for the Pitt-Greensburg women's basketball team.
The Burrell graduate will join Hayley Schaetzle's coaching staff as a graduate assistant.
“As a program, we are excited to keep Kelsey in blue and gold for another season,” Schaetzle said in a news release. “Her commitment to Pitt-Greensburg women's basketball and knowledge of what it takes to perform at a high level in the conference will prove invaluable in the pursuit of an AMCC Championship.”
Oddis broke Pitt-Greensburg's single-season scoring average as a senior, averaging 19.4 points, along with 11.4 rebounds, and earning a spot on the All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference's first team. She finished with 1,203 career points, seventh in school history, and 667 rebounds, ranking fourth.
Track and field
Freshman Jordan Geist (Knoch) is an All-American indoors and out. He placed fifth in the shot put Thursday at the NCAA outdoor championships, earning first-team All-American status in the process.
Geist threw 20.32 meters in the shot. He also became a first-team All-American at the NCAA indoor championships earlier this spring after taking fifth in the shot put.
Geist also competed in discus at the outdoor championships but didn't qualify for finals.