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February 15, 2008
Vol. 49 No. 15

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Crusaders named Athlete of Week

Three Susquehanna athletes earned Landmark Conference weekly honors.

Senior guard Josh Robinson earned his second men's basketball player of the week nod this season.

In track and field, Susquehanna had two honorees, with sophomore sprinter Josh Simpson taking men's track honors and sophomore jumper Beth Lawrence taking the award in women's field.

Robinson helped the Crusaders lock up a Landmark postseason berth with a pair of solid performances.

Simpson won both of his individual events at the Susquehanna Indoor Invitational, crossing the line first in both the 55-meter dash and the 200-meter dash.

Lawrence earned a victory in her only event at the Susquehanna Indoor Open. She earned a first-place finish in the high jump with a personal-best leap of 1.57 meters.

Five inducted into Hall of Fame

Five former Susquehanna student athletes were inducted into the university's Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 9.

This year's inductees are Trevor Henry, '89 (football); Karyn Kern Pinter, '01 (basketball, track); Brandon Naples, '95 (baseball); Adam Ressler, '00 (track and field); and Karen Warner Higgins, '93 (track and field).

A four-year starter at inside linebacker, Henry was named All-American and first-team All-Mid-Atlantic Conference as a senior, finishing the season with 140 tackles. He finished his career with 360 tackles.

On the court, Pinter grabbed a record 1,079 rebounds and scored 1,773 points during her four years.

In track and field, she was a three-time MAC outdoor track and field champion in triple jump, and a MAC outdoor track and field champion in long jump as a sophomore.

Naples, a four-year letter winner at first base, holds career records for hits (163), batting average (.401), triples (12) and runs batted in (101).

He also holds the season record for hits (56) and shares the record for home runs (9).

Ressler was the 2000 NCAA Division III national champion in the javelin (221' 1/2"). He was MAC javelin champion that year and an NCAA Division III qualifier in the high jump, tying a school record at 6'9", as a sophomore.

Higgins was a four-year letter winner and named the team's Most Valuable Athlete for three consecutive years.

This Week at Susquehanna:

Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field: Sat. Susquehanna Open, 10 a.m.



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