Crebs earns Curry
Coach of the Year award
One of the best campaigns in his 22 years as
head wrestling coach helped Roger Crebs ’87 earn
the seventh annual Robert Darrow Curry Coach
of the Year award, which was presented at the
Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
The wrestling team finished 13-3 in dual
meets, the squad’s best record since 2001-02
and finished 21
at the NCAA Division III
Championships. The Warriors also finished third
at the Budd Whitehill National Duals, which
helped the team enter the national rankings
where it reached as high as 20
in the nation.
Crebs coached sophomore Nolan Barger to a
third-place finish and All-American status at the
NCAA Championships, as Barger became Crebs’
The team was just as successful in the
classroom, as it was honored as one of the
Division III All-Academic Top 30 Teams. He
coached three NWCA Division III Scholar All-
Americans, five Academic All-MAC selections
and a record seven MAC Academic Honor Roll
Null earns slot
in MAC Hall of Fame
As women’s athletics transitioned into the NCAA in
1982, Lycoming College made the national scene thanks
to the efforts of Denise (Zimmerman) Null ’85, who
helped Lycoming to top-40 finishes in the first two NCAA
Division III Women’s Swimming Championships.
Her efforts, as the first female athlete to emerge onto
the national scene at the college level, have helped her
earn induction into the fifth class of the Middle Atlantic
Conference (MAC) Hall of Fame.
“I certainly didn’t expect to be remembered or honored
this way after 30 years,” Null said.
Null won a school-record nine MAC swimming titles
and a remarkable five All-American honors during her four years on the team from 1980-84.
Now 30 years after she left the pool, she still holds the school record in the 200-yard freestyle
(1:58.94) and holds the one of the fastest five times in program history in four other events.
After graduation, Null worked as a chemist for nearly 10 years at Lancaster Laboratories
before joining West Pharmaceuticals as a senior chemist for 13 years. Recently, she returned
to Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories as a principal chemist.
“I still swim for recreation,” Null said. “The mindset I gained from swimming led to many
of my other successes in life and it is something I will always remember in life and
be proud of.”
I gained from
swimming led to
many of my other
successes in life
and it is something
I will always
remember in life
and be proud of.
was just as
successful in the
it was honored
as one of the
Top 30 Teams.
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