For the first time in Penn State Lehigh Valley athletics history, a student-athlete from the campus has been awarded the John S. Egli Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award.
Jordan Young, a 2017 alumnus, was a member of the Penn State Lehigh Valley men’s basketball program for four years, and an instrumental part of the program’s success. Young served as a team captain for three years and became the program’s first male player to score 1,000 career points.
The John S. Egli Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award, presented to the outstanding male and female scholar athletes in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC), was established in honor of Assistant Professor John Egli, in recognition of his long dedication and devotion to Penn State, where he served as student, athlete, faculty member and coach. Particularly noteworthy and significant was his service and contributions as the first Commonwealth campus coordinator of athletics.The PSUAC Egli Scholar Athletes were selected from a group of more than 1,300 student-athletes who participated in one or more varsity sports offered at the 13 locations that sponsor intercollegiate athletics. Kristy Hanes, 2017 alumna from Penn State DuBois, was named the PSUAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.
This season, Young was named PSUAC All-Conference Honorable Mention. He has achieved success in the classroom with a GPA over 3.0 and he graduated in May with a degree in rehabilitation and human services. Young is a Freedom High School graduate who has worked locally and was involved in the campus community.