Two Penn College Archers Named All-Americans

Published 05.22.2007

Wildcat Weekly

Vol. 6, No. 40

(Through Sunday, May 20)

ArcheryThursday-Sunday, May 17-20 - at National Outdoor Collegiate Championships, Sparta, Ill.

'Cat TalesArchery Pennsylvania College of Technology archers Michelle Wright, for the third time in her career, and Ryan Rambo, for his first, earned all-America status after competition Friday through Sunday at the United States Intercollegiate Archery Championships in Sparta, Ill. Scores from the outdoor competition are combined with those shot at indoor nationals earlier in the year to determine all-Americans.

Wright, a senior from Kendall, N.Y., finished seventh individually in the women's compound division and helped the Penn College women's team to a third-place overall finish.

Rambo, a junior from Millville, placed 10 th in men's compound for the second year in a row, and keyed the college's male compound team, that included Nate Potteiger (senior/Middletown), sophomore Brock Smith (Brookville) and freshmen Jarrod Chandler (Gillett) and Brad Ferguson (Lewistown) to a third-place finish.

Because of their all-America status, Wright and Rambo qualified for the 16-member USA team that will travel to Venezuela for competition in June.

Wright, Rambo, Chandler and Wilson also teamed to give Penn College a third-place finish in mixed compound competition.

Overall, Penn College finished fifth in a 23-team field, which coach Chad Karstetter thought was "great, considering we only had three teams competing instead of four (the college has no female recurve team)."

In addition to their accomplishments on the field of play, three Wildcats Wright, Potteiger and Chris Adams (senior/Pen Argyl) were named academic All-Americans for being in the top 25 percent of their class and maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or better. This is the third straight year that Wright has been an academic all-American.

(Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college's Athletics Web site ).