Campus Corner: Bald Eagle Area grad Mary McCullouch earns major honor at PSU-Altoona

Considering she came from a school with no swimming program, Mary McCullouch has made quite a splash for the Penn State-Altoona team.

The Bald Eagle Area graduate has been named the 2013 Robbins/ECAC Division III Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. The award honors a male and female athlete for outstanding academic and athletic achievements. To be eligible an athlete must be at least a sophomore and have a 3.2 GPA based on a 4.0 scale as well as accomplishing extraordinary achievements in academics, athletics and community service.

Only one male and female is honored each year in Divisions I, II and III across the ECAC’s 300 member schools in the eastern U.S.

The junior won three Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference individual titles in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 and 200 breaststrokes last season. She has a 3.93 GPA in Bioengineering and was named the AMCC Women’s Swimmer of the Year.

Away from the pool, McCullouch spent time in Ecuador working with special needs children and aids in research of an assistive speech device for individuals with nonverbal Cerebral Palsy, is a pianist and singer for the Penn State Altoona Christian Student Fellowship, is on the Suicide Prevention/Depression committee and is a math and physics tutor.


Shane Dorner (State College, Lafayette) is a junior defensive lineman for the Leopards.

Colton Myers (State College, Juniata) had one reception for 10 yards in Juniata’s 41-20 win over Thiel.

Michael John (Philipsburg-Osceola, Juniata) scored Juniata’s first touchdown of the season on a 21-yard run. He had seven carries for 32 yards and caught two passes for 36 yards.

Kurt Walker (P-O, Shippensburg) had six solo tackles in Shippensburg’s season-opening 33-0 loss to Shepherd.

Colby Way (State College, Buffalo) had seven tackles, including two for a loss of six yards, against Ohio State. He didn’t play in last week’s 70-13 loss to Baylor.

Bernard Smack (State College, Lock Haven) had two kickoff returns for 35 yards as Lock Haven beat West Virginia State 31-13 Saturday.

Alex Boumerhi (P-O, Lock Haven) had one field goal and was 4-for-4 in PATs in the 31-13 win.

Zach Czap (P-O, Lycoming) averaged 41.7 yards on 10 punts in a 30-2 loss to Brockport on Saturday. He did not attempt a field goal.

Sam Rodgers (State College, Syracuse) is the starting long-snapper for the Orange.

Bryan Schmidt (State College, Naval Academy Sprint Team) is a senior offensive lineman for Navy’s sprint team.

Alec McLaughlin (State College, Naval Academy Sprint Team) is a defensive back for the Middies’ sprint team.

Dan Gordeuk (State College, Navy) is a defensive lineman for Navy, which beat Indiana 31-25 Saturday.

Alex Boron-Magulick (State College, King’s College) is a sophomore offensive lineman for King’s.

Jack DeBoef (State College, Purdue) is the backup left tackle for the Boilermakers (0-2).


Andy Blunk (State College, Juniata) has two goals for the Eagles, who are off to a 4-0 start.

Anthony Glossner (Penns Valley, Juniata) has taken one shot for the Eagles.

Reese Fisher (State College, Juniata) has played two games on defense.

Taylor Golemboski (P-O, Juniata) has seen action in one game on defense.

Devin Kos (Bellefonte, Juniata) has started every game at midfielder for the Eagles (4-0).

Ally Reid (State College, Franklin & Marshall) has one assist. F&M is 2-0-1.

David Trunzo (State College, St. Francis) has taken one shot. St. Francis is 3-1.

Katelyn Gill (State College, Alvernia) has no stats to date.

Kelsey Gill (State College, Alvernia) has scored three goals for Alvernia, which is 3-1.

Izabel Scott (State College, Slippery Rock) starts on defense for Slippery Rock, which is 1-0.

Megan Porter (State College, Geneva) has taken two shots. Geneva is 1-1.

Katie Deardorff (Penns Valley, Lebanon Valley) has one goal. Lebanon Valley is 2-2.

Kathleen Warner (State College, Clarion) played in one game. Clarion is 2-0.

Liz Ventura (Penns Valley, Clarion) has taken six shots to date.

Dieter Bahr (State College, Delaware) has taken two shots in two games. Delaware is 3-0.


Lauren Hester (State College, IUP) is taking a medical redshirt season. IUP is 0-4.

Elizabeth Horner (State College, Penn) has yet to play this season for the Quakers (0-3).

Julia Elkin (State College, Muhlenberg) has played one set so far. Muhlenberg is 4-4.

Alexandra Fleagle (State College, Slippery Rock) has 62 assists, three aces, 12 digs and one block. Slippery Rock is 3-1.

Randi Leath (State College, DePaul) has 41 kills, three assists, one ace, five digs and four blocked shots. DePaul is 6-0.

Megan Flick (BEA, Lock Haven) had 13 kills against Bowie State and Barry in the Hampton Inn Ram Rumble

Kendra Fetzer (BEA, Lock Haven) had 24 aces and nine digs in the Ram Rumble.

Suzanne Horner (State College, Mississippi State) has 17 kills, 320 assists, six aces, 47 digs and nine blocks as the starting setter in her freshman season for the Lady Bulldogs (3-4).

Field hockey

Mikaela Sloan (State College, Juniata) has played in four games and has no stats. Juniata is 3-0.

Tori Patrick (State College, Washington & Jefferson) has yet to play for W&J in four games.

Brenna Boehman (State College, Haverford) has taken one shot in two games. Haverford is 1-1.

Lauren Bonness (State College, Michigan State) has yet to play for the Spartans (5-1).

Caroline Moore (State College, Sacred Heart) is the backup goalie and has not spent any time in goal yet.

Taylor Meily (State College, Delaware) is on the roster for the 3-1 Blue Hens.

Cross country

Chloe Schmidt (State College, Illinois) placed fourth in a personal-best 15 minutes over 4 kilometers in the Illini Challenge.

Jason Doll (State College, Delaware Valley) had a time of 32:01.28 over 8 kilometers at the Delaware Valley Invitational and was 24th in 30:19 in the Cairns Invitational.

Paul Crowe (State College, Susquehanna) was 37th in 16:23 in the Bison Open at Bucknell.

John Crowe (State College, Susquehanna) was 10th in 15:19 among 59 runners at Bucknell.


Brian Charles (State College, Goshen College) was forced to withdraw after 13 holes due to heat in the Calumet Invitational on Aug.26-27