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January 2011 Sports Update

Following are some news highlights from IUP sports teams for January 2011. Find complete reports on the IUP Athletics website.

Men’s Basketball 

Senior forward Darryl Webb was named PSAC West Player of the Week on January 17. Contributing to the honor were Webb’s forty-five career double-doubles and second-place standing on the IUP all-time scoring list.

Following the men’s basketball team’s 84-67 win over Slippery Rock on January 15, Webb was at 1,644 points—72 below Robert Misenko’s record of 1,716. Webb holds school records in rebounds (1,035) and blocked shots (137).

As of January 15, IUP was 11-3, having lost to Bowie State, West Virginia Wesleyan, and Mansfield. Next up for the Crimson Hawks will be California on Wednesday, January 19.

Women’s Basketball 

The women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to eight games following its 71-40 victory over Slippery Rock on January 15. This is the team’s longest streak since winning nine straight at the outset of the 2007–2008 season.

Following its win over Slippery Rock, IUP’s record was 10-4, which included losses to District of Columbia, Fairmont State, Shippensburg, and West Liberty. Next, the Crimson Hawks will face California on Wednesday, January 19.

Field Hockey 

Sophomore midfielder Anouk Sickman and senior defender Kacie Klotz have been selected to field hockey All-America teams for the 2010 season.

Sickman was named to the womensfieldhockey.com first team and Klotz to the second team. Both players were selected for the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association second team.

Sickman led the Crimson Hawks with 14 goals and 31 points this season. In the PSAC, she tied for second in goals per game (1.00) and ranked third in points per game (2.21). Her goal total is tied for eighth on the IUP single-season list.

Klotz was one of the top defensive players in the PSAC the past three seasons. Serving as a team captain her senior year, she played in forty-five games during her career, including forty-three starts. In that time, the Crimson Hawks allowed only 70 goals.

Football 

Three seniors during the 2010 season were named to the Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Super Region I team: Jimmy O'Rourke on the second team and Mike Gee and Craig Burgess on the third team.

Gee was also named to the Daktronics Super Region 1 all-region team in voting by sports information directors.

IUP announced on December 17 that head football coach Lou Tepper will not return for the 2011 season. Under Tepper, who was hired in January 2006, IUP had a five-year record of 36-18. The search for Tepper’s replacement is in progress.

Softball 

IUP softball will hold a hitting and pitching clinic Sunday, February 20, at Memorial Field House and Zink Hall.

Joining head coach Bill Graham and assistant coach Megan Timpf for the hitting portion of the clinic will be former Georgia Tech standout and Canadian senior women’s national team member Jen Yee.

Participating in the pitching clinic will be Dan DeMarco, who has more than twenty years of experience in private pitching instruction and has worked with some of the top pitchers in college softball.

Volleyball 

The women’s volleyball team will hold an open try-out for next season on Saturday, February 5.

Juniors Danielle Ostendorf and Stacey Root were selected as Provost Scholars for the 2010–2011 academic year.

Ostendorf, a Physical Education and Sport major, has a 4.0 grade-point average, and Root, an Athletic Training major, has a 3.96 GPA.

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