For the first time in forty-six years the Penn State York Men’s Basketball team is the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) champions. The team finished with a 19-6 record and beat the heavily favored Penn State Beaver (17-2) by one point, 80-79, in dramatic fashion to capture the PSUAC crown. Ben Todd, a junior, sank a free throw with 4 seconds left in the game to secure the victory. With the win, the team qualified for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Tournament which was hosted by Nemacolin Resort PA and played at Penn State Fayette.
Along with the success of the team, a few individual players were also recognized. Xavier Smith (senior) and Logan Steckel (sophomore) were named USCAA Honorable Mention All–Americans. Smith was also a PSUAC Second Team All-American and Josh Jamison (junior) was named to the PSUAC Honorable Mention All-American Team. Steckel and Evan Ehrhart were named to the PSUAC All-Academic team (3.0 grade-point average or higher) to round out the men’s awards.
The Penn State York Women’s Basketball Team also received various individual awards after their successful season which included a playoff berth. Lauren Riggleman (sophomore) and Courtney Riggs (junior) were named USCAA Second Team All-Americans. Riggleman, along with Ruta Dandekar (senior), was named to the USCAA All-Academic Team (grade-point average of 3.5 or higher) as well as the PSUAC All-Academic Team award. Riggleman also took home PSUAC First Team All-American award and Courtney Riggs received PSUAC Second Team All-American award. Brittany Kint (freshman) received the PSUAC All-American Honorable Mention award.