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Kutztown University’s Nicholas DePietro Named PSAC Scholar-Athlete

PARSIPPANY — It was another outstanding year in the classroom for Kutztown University student-athletes, with 227 being named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athletes, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon, including Nicholas DePietro. The 2022-23 academic year marks the fourth in a row that the Golden Bears have eclipsed the 200 honoree mark.

To be eligible for PSAC Scholar-Athlete honors, student-athletes must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25. This year, the conference instituted a new policy, honoring athletes meeting the academic requirement in only PSAC-sponsored sports. This change directly affected Kutztown’s acrobatics & tumbling and women’s bowling teams, which do not compete under the PSAC banner. Acrobatics & Tumbling is part of the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA). It does not have a conference affiliation, while women’s bowling is an East Coast Conference (ECC) associate member. Bowlers are eligible to be named to the ECC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, usually released in late July.

Previous recipients were also affected from various sports that the PSAC doesn’t sponsor at other institutions, resulting in a drop of overall honorees across the conference’s 18 institutions to 3,795. The percentage of honorees among all student-athletes remained consistent at 52% (3,794-of-7,319) compared to last year’s 53%.

Founded in 1866, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education located on 289 acres nestled in the beautiful East Penn Valley in Berks County, between Reading and Allentown, Pennsylvania. KU is just two hours from New York City; 90 minutes from Philadelphia.

 

 

As the region’s center for excellence in academics, culture and public engagement, KU’s programs and reputation for quality offer students the opportunity to discover lifelong avenues of learning and discovery. KU students select from more than 130 areas of study within four colleges in a diverse liberal arts academic environment. To complement their studies, KU’s NCAA Division II athletics program with 22 varsity sports joins the more than 160 student clubs and organizations providing students with a variety of activities for learning and discovery.

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Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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