April 16, 2010
Around the Horn
WQSU honored for play-by-play
Susquehanna's WQSU-FM took second-place honors at the 2009 Pennsyl- vania Associated Press news awards, presented at the organization's March 27 banquet at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey in Grantville.
WQSU earned second place in the Radio C (small market) Sports Play-by-Play category for its broadcast of the 2009 Landmark Conference Men's Basket- ball Championship game against Scranton on Feb. 28, 2009.
The broadcast featured play-by-play announcer Jack Burns, the "Voice of the Crusaders" for more than two decades as a 2010 honoree. Burns is the only media member ever to be inducted into the SU Sports Hall of Fame. Burns was joined by Susquehanna Director of Athletics Communications Bob Healy, who provided color commentary for the winning broadcast. Senior Eric Burkhard and junior Dave Stefanovige served as engineers.
Entries were judged by the Minnesota AP Broad- casters Association. Judges noted that the Susque- hanna broadcasting team "followed the play well...we really felt the atmosphere of the big game."
The Pennsylvania AP news awards recognize outstanding broadcast journalism efforts by AP-member radio and tele-vision stations, cable television and networks in Pennsylvania.
Women's tennis takes out King's
The Susquehanna wom- en took a non-conference tennis victory from host King's, 6-3, at Kirby Park on April 12.
Susquehanna (6-3 overall) won four singles matches and two doubles matches, led by freshman Abby Hess, who won, 6-2, 7-5, at second-flight singles and teamed with high-school classmate Kim Rogers to win at second-flight doubles, 8-5.
Rogers also won a third-flight singles match, 6-4, 6-3, over her King's opponent.
Sophomore Julia Lerner was a hard-fought winner at first-flight singles, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-3). Teammate and fellow sophomore Cassie Zerbe earned the Crusad- ers' other singles point, 6-2, 6-2, in the fifth flight. Zerbe (6-2) and Lerner (6-3) lead the team in singles wins this season.
Senior Jessi Haas and sophomore Allison Killeen won at third-flight doubles, 8-5. The Haas/Killeen tandem leads Susquehanna in doubles wins this season with a 7-2 record.
This Week at Susquehanna:
Baseball: Tomorrow vs. Catholic (Doubleheader), noon; Sunday vs. Catholic, 11 a.m.
Men's lacrosse: Wed. vs. Marywood, 4 p.m.
Tennis: Tomorrow vs. Scranton, 1 p.m.
Softball: Tomorrow vs. Drew (Doubleheader), 1 p.m.
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