Varsity athletes from Penn State Brandywine were honored for their academic and athletic prowess before more than 150 people at the twenty-first annual Penn State Brandywine All-Sports Banquet at the Towne House Restaurant in Media on Sunday, May 17.
Junior Ted Seiler, a graduate of Marple Newtown High School, was recognized as an Academic All-Conference player and received All-Conference Honors for baseball. Seiler, of Broomall, was one of the campus' three captains who led the baseball team to the conference finals for the fourth time in five years.
(Penn State Brandywine Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska presents the All-Conference Team Award to junior baseball player Ted Seiler, of Broomall.)
Sophomore Corey Hepfer, a graduate of Springfield High School, was recognized as an Academic All-Conference player and received Honorable Mention All-Conference Honors for baseball. Hepfer, of Springfield, was one of the team's top pitchers and helped Seiler and the rest of his team advance to the conference finals.
(Penn State Brandywine Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska presents the Honorable Mention All-Conference Honors Award for baseball to sophomore Corey Hepfer, of Springfield.)
Senior Deana Gineitis, a graduate of Unionville High School, was recognized for her exceptional basketball career as a Lady Lion. Gineitis, of Chadds Ford, was a four-year starter, All-Conference player, team co-captain, and finished her career with 1,043 points. She joined a select group of Penn State Brandywine basketball players who have achieved the 1,000-point milestone.
(Penn State Brandywine women's basketball head coach Larry Johnson presents the 1,000-point trophy to Senior Deana Gineitis, of Chadds Ford.)
Junior Gina Impagliazzo, a graduate of Neumann-Goretti High School, received the James King Outstanding Athlete Memorial Award, the highest athletic honor given by Penn State Brandywine. The award is annually presented to a student athlete who has demonstrated educational excellence, athletic prowess, and leadership on and off the field. Impagliazzo, of Philadelphia, also received Academic All-Conference Honors and was All-Conference Honorable Mention in women's volleyball.
(Campus alumna Megan Russo, of Lansdowne, the 2008 James King Outstanding Athlete Memorial Award recipient, presents the same honor to this year's winner, junior Gina Impagliazzo, of Philadelphia.)
Penn State Brandywine has a 41-year tradition of intercollegiate athletics. Baseball, soccer, women's volleyball, women's basketball, men's basketball, tennis, and ice hockey teams compete against local colleges and members of the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC). Brandywine teams routinely travel to University Park to participate in conference playoffs.