Athlete of the Week
Monday, May 5, 2014
Freshman softball player Jessica Gmerek has been named the Penn College Athlete of the Week for the period ending May 5. Gmerek was a clutch offensive player for the Lady Wildcats during the 2014 PSUAC playoffs hitting the winning RBI double in the championship game against Penn State Mont Alto. In the semifinals, her pinch hit walk led to the winning run for Penn College as well. Her efforts helped the team capture its first conference championship since 2007.
This season, Gmerek is hitting .380 with two home runs and 20 RBI. Behind the plate, she has 78 put outs with a .988 fielding percentage.
Next up, Gmerek and the Lady Wildcats will head to Akron, Ohio for the USCAA National Tournament beginning on Sunday, May 11.