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Clearfield Alum Mikesell, Reynolds Grad Leise Named to PSAC Winter Top 10

IUP's Paige Mikesell. Photo IUP athletics.

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Clearfield alum Paige Mikesell (IUP) and Reynolds grad Joel Leise (Gannon) were named to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 2021-22 Winter Top 10 Award recipients, chosen and voted on by the league’s sports information directors.

The PSAC Top 10 was initiated in the 1998-99 academic year, given to men and women who excel in both the classroom and in athletic competition.

Paige Mikesell is a four-time NCAA All-American following the 2022 NCAA Women’s Swimming Championships competing in five total events. She finished fourth in the 200 breaststroke, seventh in the 100 butterfly and the 200 butterfly, and 14th in the 200 IM. She was a two-time PSAC Champion at this year’s league meet in the 200 IM and the 800 Free Relay. Mikesell is now a 15-time All-American and a 13-time PSAC Champion.

Leise earned All-America honors finishing seventh at 197lbs at DII Championships. He was a First-Team All-PSAC selection this season ending the year with a 17-3 record with a team-high 12 falls, ranking fifth in DII in falls. He was 9-0 in dual meets and placed second in his weight class at the Super Region 1 Championships. He earned NWCA Scholar All-America honors for the fourth time in his career.


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