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Nine post perfect 4.0 GPAs in 2015-16 to continue record-setting year for Nittany Lion student-athletes
Men's Golf Earns Second Consecutive Highest Team GPA Award
The Nittany Lions fell in a hard-fought battle to Ohio State in a 1-0 loss
The senior netted his third goal of the season in the 94th-minute of the match to give Penn State the 2-1 overtime victory in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament
The Nittany Lions take on the Wildcats in their final regular season match at noon Sunday, Nov. 1
2014 COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 2
2013 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
2012 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
2012-13 BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR
2015 (Redshirt-Senior): Came in as a reserve on 14 occasions during the 2015 campaign … Ended the season with three points, including one goal and one assist … Scored his lone goal of the season against LMU (Oct. 21) … Took nine shots, three of which landed on goal … Logged 518 minutes on the pitch … Was a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award.
2014 (Redshirt-Junior): Played in 20 matches, starting in 15, logging 1,092 minutes out on the pitch ... Scored a goal and earned a pair of assists.... Took 11 shots, two of which were on goal ... Scored the game winning goal in Penn State's 1-0 win vs. Ohio State (Sept. 21) ... Assisted on a goal in a 3-0 win vs. St. John's (Aug. 31) ... Added another assist in 6-2 victory against Penn (Sept. 24).
2013 (Redshirt-Sophomore): Appeared in 19 matches with three starts, scoring a goal and an assist ... Made first collegiate start against Radford, playing a career-high 79 minutes ... Scored first career goal in game-tying fashion in draw against No. 5 ranked California ... Had an assist in program's first win over West Virginia since 1990 ... Named an Academic All-Big Ten member for the second straight year.
2012 (Redshirt-Freshman): Appeared in seven games, totaling 125 minutes ... Made collegiate debut against Stetson ... Recorded first career assist in 3-0 victory over Adelphi ... Posted five shots ... 2012-13 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... 2012 Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
High School/Club/ODP: A four-year starter at Pennsbury ... Led the Falcons to 63 victories, two Suburban One League National titles (2008, 2009) and to the PIAA AAA State quarterfinals (2010) ... Finished career with 16 goals and 23 assists ... Set career highs in goals (8) and assists (12) as a senior ... Named ESPN Rise Top 40 Players in Pennsylvania, first ream All-Suburban One League National and Bucks County Courier Times All-Golden first team recognition in 2010 ... Also earned All-Suburban One National League honorable mention (2008) and second team (2009) honors ... Played club soccer with YMS Thunder under head coach Albert Prickett, helping team earn the No. 2 national ranking by GotSoccer.com ... Captured an EPYSA State Cup National Championship series title in 2010 after qualifying as a finalist in 2007 and 2009 ... Team placed second in the Region I Premiere League (2010) and was a finalist at Disney Soccer Showcase (2010) ... Won title at the 2011 Jefferson Cup Showcase.
Personal: Full name is Kyle Murphy McDonald ... Born on Oct. 9, 1992 in Trenton, N.J. ... Parents are Gregg and Kathleen MacDonald ... Has three older sisters, Erin, Gillian, who attended Penn State from 2002-06, and Mallory ... A member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars ... Majoring in architectural engineering.