Penn State Altoona athletics round-up Jan. 7 - Feb. 1

Elizabeth Anderson

Women's swimming freshman Elizabeth Anderson had two individual first place finishes and was also part of a first place in a relay event during the Saturday, January 27 meet against Penn State Behrend. 

Credit: Penn State

Men’s Basketball

Medaille College 89, Penn State Altoona 74

Penn State Altoona 91, D’Youville College 63

Penn State Altoona 78, Franciscan University 63

With seven steals in the Lions’ win at D’Youville on Sunday, Jan. 28, senior forward Dequan Jackson (Philadelphia, PA/Murrell Dobbins) tied the men’s basketball program’s single game record for steals. Additionally, senior guard/forward Ishimeal Nance (Muscle Shoals, AL/Muscle Shoals) set a new team record for free throws made in a season on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at Franciscan, surpassing the previous record and finishing the night with 98 foul shots made in 20 games this season.

Men’s Swimming

Penn State Behrend 150, Penn State Altoona 75

Freshman Cheongjae Lee (Gwacheon-si Gyeonggi-do, South Korea/St. John's) had one individual first place and one relay first place in the Lions’ loss to Penn State Behrend on Saturday, Jan. 27. Lee earned first in the 200 Yard I.M. with a time of 2:36.16, and he was later part of the team that took first place in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay with a combined time of 1:54.71.

Men’s Volleyball

No. 13 Nazareth College 3, Penn State Altoona 2

Mount Saint Joseph University 3, Penn State Altoona 0

Penn State Altoona 3, John Jay College 1

Penn State Altoona 3, York College (N.Y.) 0

Messiah College 3, Penn State Altoona 2

Sophomore opposite hitter Brandon Arentz (Mount Wolf, PA/Northeastern) was named the North Eastern Athletic Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, Jan. 30 for his performance the previous week. In five tough non-conference matches, he posted 50 digs (2.63 digs per set) and five total blocks (0.26 blocks per set) while also contributing offensively, recording 36 kills (1.89 kills per set).

Women’s Basketball

Medaille College 84, Penn State Altoona 78

Penn State Altoona 90, D’Youville College 54

Penn State Altoona 83, Franciscan University 58

Sophomore guard Finnley Christine (Tyrone, PA/Tyrone) has been on a hot streak of scoring for the Lady Lions. She has scored 15 or more points in 12 consecutive games, dating back to the team’s Dec. 9 contest against Medaille.

Women’s Swimming

Penn State Behrend 131, Penn State Altoona 75

Freshman Elizabeth Anderson (Lewisberry, PA/Red Land) had two individual first place finishes while taking part in a relay team that won first in its event during the Saturday, Jan. 27 meet against Penn State Behrend. Anderson won the 100 Yard Breaststroke in 1:21.21, and she also took first in the 200 Yard Breaststroke with a time of 3:02.54. In the 200 Yard Medley Relay, the freshman combined with her teammates for a total time of 2:10.01 to come in first in the event.