Women’s basketball team competed at USCAA National tournament

2018 USCAA Basketball National Awards announced
women's basketball team

Penn State Lehigh Valley women's basketball team had a historic season and made it to the Final Four of the USCAA Championship Tournament. 

Credit: Lorie Khalil

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — After winning the 2019 Penn State University Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Championship, the Penn State Lehigh Valley women’s team secured an automatic bid into the USCAA National Championship Tournament. Lehigh Valley beat Warren Wilson College, 88-75, on March 4 in the Quarterfinals held at Penn State Fayette in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

This was their 24th win and the team advanced to the USCAA Division 2 Final Four against Central Maine Community College on March 5. PSU-LV's women's team lost to Central Maine, 65-53, closing out an impressive season with a record of 25-3. Sarah McGee led with a double double 21 points 12 rebounds. Jah'nel Oliver added 13 points and Ebony Sanders added a double double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

2018 USCAA Basketball National Awards

The following Penn State Lehigh Valley men's and women's basketball players have received United States Collegiate Athletics Association (USCAA) National Honors.

Men’s basketball

  • Jeremiah Jenkins, senior, Sanford, North Carolina – 1st Team All-American

Women’s basketball

  • Ebony Sanders, junior, Bakersfield, California – 1st Team All-American, National All-Academic

National All-Academic is awarded to the student-athlete who is sophomore year and above with a 3.5 overall GPA.

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Lorie Khalil

Head Women's Basketball Coach/Coordinator of Athletic Programs