Campus Corner: Bald Eagle Area graduate Mitchell earns conference honors

Bald Eagle Area graduate Jasa Mitchell earned All PSAC West team first-team honors.
Bald Eagle Area graduate Jasa Mitchell earned All PSAC West team first-team honors. Photo courtesy of IUP

Jasa Mitchell became the second local product and Indiana University of Pennsylvania athlete in the past week to be named to a first-team All PSAC West team.

The Bald Eagle Area graduate was selected to the conference’s softball team as a center fielder. She hit .388 and scored 44 runs, had 59 hits including 13 doubles, three triples and 15 home runs — a single-season school record. The senior led the conference in home runs and slugging percentage (.809). She had no errors in centerfield. She also tied the school record for home runs in a career with 28.

IUP finished its season at 32-17 after losing to Mansfield 9-4 in the NCAA Division II Tournament’s Atlantic Regional.

Last week State College’s Austin Mock was named the the PSAC All-West first team in baseball.


Luke Curtis (Philipsburg-Osceola, Pitt) has a 1.93 ERA and a 1-1 record with two saves. In 28 innings he has given up 36 hits, nine runs, six earned, walked nine and struck out 24. Pitt is 11th in the ACC and will close its season this weekend at Notre Dame. The Panthers are 22-27.

Drew Bryan (P-O, VMI) is hitting .222 with six runs, four hits and a double. VMI is 22-22.

Brandon Quay (Bellefonte, Alderson-Broaddus) is hitting .255 with 24 runs scored, 37 hits, eight doubles and 26 RBIs. Alderson-Broaddus is 29-20 after losing to Cedarville in the G-MAC tournament.

Saige Jenco (State College, Virginia Tech) has tallied 42 runs, 64 hits, 10 doubles, two triples, a homer and 35 RBIs. Virginia Tech is 20-28.

Michael Finlan (State College, Marietta) has a 2-3 record and a 3.13 ERA. In 37 1/3 innings he has allowed 46 hits, 19 runs, 13 earned, walked six and struck out 15. Marietta is 29-14.

Shane Regel (State College, Allegheny) is hitting .250 with 10 runs, 13 hits, two doubles and six RBIs. Allegheny is 27-14.


Lily Glunt (BEA, PSU-Altoona) hit .339 with 24 runs scored, 42 hits, nine doubles, a triple and 29 RBIs, tying her for the lead in that category with Kelly Chambers.

Brittany Smith (Bellefonte, PSU-Altoona) was named to the AMCC third team. She hit .395 with 34 runs scored, a team-high 49 hits, nine doubles, a triple, a homer and 19 RBIs in her senior season.

Kelly Chambers (BEA, PSU-Altoona) was a second-team AMCC selection with a team-high .423 average, 34 runs, 47 hits, 10 doubles, three triples, seven homers and 29 RBIs. She led the team in doubles, triples and homers. She was also named to the NCAA Division III Ithaca Regional All-Tournament team after rapping a double, a homer and driving in two runs. Altoona was eliminated from the tournament with a 3-2 loss to Oneonta and finished with a 39-11 record.

Cassondra Ross (BEA, PSU-Altoona) hit .409 with six runs, nine hits, a double and five RBIs. In the circle she was 2-0 with a 6.14 ERA. In 21 2/3 innings she gave up 31 hits and 19 runs, all earned, while walking seven and striking out 12.

Raychel DeArmitt (Bellefonte, PSU-Altoona) was a first-team AMCC selection. She hit .259 with five runs, 14 hits, three doubles, a triple and 12 RBIs. As a pitcher she led the conference with a 16-5 record. She had a 2.77 ERA. In 134 innings she allowed 130 hits and 63 runs, 53 earned, while walking 37 and striking out 122.

Clarissa Keller (Penns Valley, PSU-Altoona) was a first-team AMCC choice after hitting .374 with 32 runs, 46 hits, three doubles, two homers and 27 RBIs.

Allison Simpson (BEA, PSU-Altoona) hit .250. She had nine runs scored, 11 hits, a double and eight RBIs.

Kate Burge (P-O, PSU-Altoona) was a third-team AMCC choice. As a pitcher she was 11-6 with a save and a 1.61 ERA. In 109 innings she allowed 82 his and 37 runs, 25 earned, while walking 32 and striking out 97 as a freshman.

Tess Deardorff (Penns Valley, Lebanon Valley) hit .352 with 29 runs, 45 hits, six doubles, a triple, eight RBIs and 24 stolen bases in 28 tries.

Kate Deardorff (Penns Valley, Lebanon Valley) became Lebanon Valley’s all-time hits leader with an infield single against Kean in the NCAA Division III Tournament. She finished her career with 173 hits. For the season she hit .423 with 21 runs, 44 hits, a single, a pair of triples and a homer — the first of her career in the tournament against Husson. She also stole 20 bases in 24 attempts. Lebanon Valley finished at 34-6 after losing to Kean in the regional finals.

Hannah Cooper (Bellefonte, Central Connecticut State) hit .286 with eight runs, 32 hits, four doubles, a triple, a homer and 11 RBIs. CCSU finished at 29-16.


Curtis Markle (BEA, Penn State) won the shot put ability event with a throw of 21 feet, 4 inches and the discus ability with a throw of 52-11 in the Jim Thorpe Open at Penn State. Markle is a paralyzed athlete who wrestled at BEA.

Brice Beals (BEA, Lock Haven) placed third in the discus with a throw of 146-10 and fifth in the hammer with a heave of 168-0 at the Jim Thorpe Open.

Cory King (Penns Valley, Lock Haven) was third in his section of the 100-meter dash in 10.99 seconds at the Jim Thorpe Open.


Andy Jameson (State College, Eastern) had 17 goals and 14 assists. Eastern finished 14-5 after falling to Washington, Md., 13-6 in the NCAA Division III Tournament first round.