Introduction | Cultural | Social | Academic | Athletic

Introduction

Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics will highlight the varied and numerous achievements by its 800 student-athletes during the first STATE of Excellence Week, set for September 26-October 1.

The Nittany Lions will celebrate four aspects of student-athlete success and experience -- cultural, social, academic and athletic -- with a different facet highlighted each day from Sept. 26-29. The week will culminate with team and individual champions being recognized at the Minnesota football game in Beaver Stadium on October 1 (3:30 p.m. kick).

Cultural

The diversity of Penn State's student-athletes, the recent international trips taken by Nittany Lion teams and the University's study abroad programs will be highlighted. During the past year, Penn State squads have made cultural and competitive trips to Canada, Cuba, Greece and The Netherlands.

Baseball Field Hockey Men's Hockey Women's Hockey Women's Lacrosse Men's Soccer

Social

Student-athlete involvement in the community will be highlighted. Penn State student-athletes completed more than 8,000 hours of community engagement in 2015-16.

Academic

Penn State student-athletes' commitment to academic excellence and the support provided by The Morgan Academic Center and ICA staff, faculty, fans and donors will be feted. The Athletics staff will gather for a celebration of academic achievements in the Bryce Jordan Center.

The 2015-16 academic year saw seven school academic records broken by Penn State student- athletes, including:

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