Three Penn State University Athletic Conference champions, along with two seconds, one third and one fourth, and eight All-Americans in archery and wrestling. Those are the standout numbers for Pennsylvania College of Technology athletes during the 2011-12 seasons.
A sport-by-sport review of the year (alphabetically):
In national competition that concluded Sunday, the Wildcats took second overall for the third consecutive year and had six All-Americans: Zachary Bixby, Matt Cummings and Andrew Everett in men's compound; Nicole Lapinski in women's compound and Glen Thomas and Brandon Allison in men's recurve. All-American status combines results from both the indoor and outdoor national events.
Under coach Chris Howard, the Wildcats went 23-14 overall and 14-6 in the PSUAC, where they finished among the top four teams. They also placed among the top 10 teams in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. In six seasons, Howard's teams have gone 146-69.
Midway through the season the reins were turned over to Chris Lemasters, who guided the squad to a 4-20 overall mark, 4-11 in the PSUAC. Afterward, he was named the head coach.
Facing a rebuilding year in his second season, coach Matt Wilt's team finished 3-21 overall and 2-12 in the PSUAC. His two-year record is 11-36.
Men's Cross country
For the ninth consecutive season, the Wildcats captured the conference championship. They also finished eighth in the USCAA in coach Mike Paulhamus' 12th season.
Coach Matt Haile guided his squad to a third-place finish in the PSUAC and seventh-place finish in the USCAA during his third season.
Penn College, 13-7-2 overall and 9-1-1 in the PSUAC, stayed at the top in the PSUAC with its second consecutive conference title and seventh in eight years. It also was among the top seven teams in the USCAA. In six seasons under coach Enrique Castillo, the Wildcats are 87-20-5.
The team went 3-7-2 in coach Markus Rybak's second season. In two years his teams are 9-14-2.
With just two returnees, coach Roger Harris faced an uphill battle as his squad went 6-24 overall and 5-11 in the PSUAC, showing some encouraging results toward the end of the season. In 11 seasons under Harris, Penn College is 134-118.
Under first-year head coach Robert Kemrer, the Wildcats went 6-2 and finished second in the PSUAC.
Penn College finished second in the PSUAC and competed in the USCAA postseason national championships for the first time ever. Overall the Wildcats were 20-13 and they finished 16-2 in the PSUAC. In 12 seasons, coach Bambi Hawkins' teams have gone 161-102.
In its first full season of competition, Penn College went 6-3 overall and 5-1 in the PSUAC, where it won the championship. In USCAA action under second-year coach Schuyler Frey, the Wildcats were third and they finished No. 17 in the nation in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association where Derek Leiby, at 149 pounds, and Tyler Myers, of Centre Hall at 157, were named All-Americans - the first ever in wrestling for the college.