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February 06, 2009
Vol. 50 No. 14

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Two honored by conference

Sophomore Bobby Eppleman was named the Landmark Conference men's Field Performer of the Week for his performance at the Ursinus Pentathlon, held at Ursinus on Jan. 28. Eppleman placed second out of 11 athletes in the pentathlon, combining the 55-meter hurdles, long jump, shot put, high jump and 1,000 run events. He totaled 2,980 points, just 55 points behind the winner.

Eppleman won the pentathlon's high jump segment with a leap of 1.79 meters to score 619 points.

Freshman Jamie Eggleton was the conference women's Track Performer of the Week for her performance at the Bison Open and Multi, held at Bucknell from Jan. 30-31. She ran the 200-meter dash in 26.87 seconds to place second out of NCAA Division III athletes in the event and eighth overall. She bested 38 athletes that were representing Division I or II or competing unattached. Her 26.68-second time in the 200 dash preliminaries marks the fastest time in the Landmark this season in that event.

Eggleton also ran the 400 dash in 1 minute, 2.12 seconds to lead all Division III athletes and place 10th overall. That time is second-fastest in that event in the Landmark this season.

Patch selected to district team

Senior Joel Patch was selected to Susquehanna's 2009 ESPN The Magazine/College Sports Information Directors of America academic all-district men's basketball team on Feb. 5. Patch joined the District II first team of the College Division.

Patch sports a 3.68 grade point average as an earth and environmental sciences major at Susquehanna. He earned a 4.0 GPA during the fall 2008 semester.

The co-captain is averaging a double-double this season of 16.3 points and 11.1 rebounds per game while earning 12 total double-doubles so far.
The 11.1 rebounds per game currently leads the team and the Landmark and ranks 10th in NCAA Division III. He leads the team and ranks second in the Landmark with the 16.3 points per game. His 19 blocked shots also lead the team and rank third in the conference.

Patch is now eligible for ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America status. He has been featured in the 2009 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

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