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Campus clippings: Former Derry wrestler Phillippi granted extra year at Pitt

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Monday, June 11, 2018, 11:00 p.m.

Get used to seeing Micky Phillippi in a Pitt wrestling singlet.

The redshirt freshman from Derry was granted a clock extension by the NCAA, giving him a sixth year of eligibility.

Phillippi sat out last season after transferring from Virginia. He went 12-3 wrestling unattached at 133 pounds. The three-time PIAA champion finished 22-7 competing in open tournaments in his only season at Virginia.

Pitt said the waiver was granted so Phillippi could compete collegiately for four years, instead of three.

Phillippi came home to reunite with coach Keith Gavin, who took the same path, leaving Virginia, where he was an assistant, to join Pitt, his alma mater. He originally recruited Phillippi while at Virginia.

Women's track & field

Penn State

Redshirt junior Maddie Holmberg (Hempfield) took third place in the heptathlon with 5,833 points to earn All-American honors at the NCAA championships in Eugene, Ore.

She placed fourth in the long jump, ninth in the javelin and 800-meter run, second in the shot put, fourth in the 200, 18th in the 100-meter hurdles and 22nd in the high jump.


Redshirt junior Bridget Guy (Hempfield) became the first female pole vaulter in school history to earn All-American honors, tying for fourth at the NCAA championships. Guy, the ACC champion, cleared 14 feet, 1 14 inches.

Women's basketball


Barely out of her last class at Pitt-Greensburg, Kelsey Oddis (Burrell) is joining the women's basketball coaching staff at her alma mater.

Oddis, a three-year starter for the Bobcats who graduated last month, was named an assistant to second-year coach Hayley Schaetzle.

A role player in high school, Oddis became a double-double-producing standout in college.

She averaged a school-record 19.4 points and 11.4 rebounds last season to earn All-AMCC first-team honors. The 5-foot-7 guard/forward became the 12th player in program history to top 1,000 career points, finishing seventh on the school's scoring list with 1,203 points.

She finished fourth in the program in rebounds (667) and fifth in points per game (13.4).

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