University Park, Pa. - After a stand-out Greater Allegheny baseball season, sophomore left-handed pitcher Zach Krivda (McKeesport, Pa./McKeesport) pitched 58 innings for a 6-3 overall record to earn the John Egli Outstanding Student-Athlete Award at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season.
The John Egli Outstanding Student-Athlete Award was proposed by Council of Athletic Directors in 1982, and was approved by the Dean of the College of HPER. The award will be given annually to the outstanding PSUAC female and male student athlete in the Conference.
The award was established in honor of Assistant Professor John Egli in recognition of his long standing dedication and devotion to The Pennsylvania State University where he served as a student, athlete, faulty, and coach. Particularly noteworthy and significant was his service and contribution as the first Commonwealth Campus Coordinator of Athletics. Mr. Egli was responsible for the establishment, growth, and development of the high quality athletic programs currently enjoyed by all PSUAC student-athletes.
Krivda concluded his sophomore year with 71 strikes for a season overall of a 3.09 ERA. The lefty has been awarded in the past with the 2013-14 PSUAC All-Conference and USCAA All-American accolades, the 2013 PSUAC Pitcher of the Year award along with a 2014 USCAA Academic All-American recognition.