Campus Corner: McClenahan earns All-Sportsmanship honor at Penn State Altoona

Bellefonte graduate Jess McClenahan didn’t see a lot of playing time for the Penn State Altoona softball team, but she still made an impression on her teammates.

McClenahan was named to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Spring All-Sportsmanship team. To be selected for the team, an athlete has to be named by his or her teammates. The award recognizes an athlete who demonstrates a high level of ethical conduct, respect and fair play both in practice and in competition and is recognized for his or her conduct toward teammates, coaches, fans and opposing players.

McClenahan saw action in five games, starting three, and scored three runs, had an RBI, was walked twice and hit by a pitch twice.

Penn State Altoona finished with a 29-13 record.


Saige Jenco (State College, Virginia Tech) is hitting .323, second on the team, and has scored 28 runs and has 65 hits including 12 doubles, three triples, three homers and 26 RBIs. The Hokies are 27-26 and are seeded ninth in the ACC tournament which begins Tuesday when Virginia Tech plays North Carolina in a play-in game.

Trey Nicosia (State College, Wagner) is hitting .308 with 34 runs scored, 53 hits, 15 doubles and 15 RBI. Wagner is 27-21-1 and is the No. 2 seed in the NEC tournament


Taylor Parsons (Bald Eagle Area, St. Francis) was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Great Lakes Region third team. Parsons finished her career setting records for most hits, most doubles and most runs scored at St. Francis and was also second in walks and stolen bases. This spring she finished seventh in the country in doubles. The Great Lakes region includes teams from the Big Ten, Big East and Northeast Conference.

Hannah Cooper (Bellefonte, Central Connecticut State) finished the year hitting .188 with five runs scored, 19 hits, five doubles and 11 RBI. CCSU was eliminated in the NCAA regionals last weekend and finished 31-14.

Track & field

John Crowe (State College, Susquehanna) was selected to the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Paul Crowe (State College, Susquehanna) was named to the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll.