Gebhart Named to Development Squad
June 10, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State sophomore Laura Gebhart (Mount Joy, Pa.) has been named to the United States National Development squad for field hockey. A total of 15 players have been named to the squad.
Gebhart, who was named First Team All-Big Ten and Third Team All-American, had a tremendous freshman year, as she was tied for third on the team with 24 points. Her 12 assists this year was second on the team and good for fifth in the conference. She started in every game at midfield for the Nittany Lions this past season.
Joining Gebhart was Jenna Chrismer (Mountain Top, Pa.), and Lauren Purvis (Maple Glen, Pa.) played in USA Field Hockey's Women's National Championship, held at the University of Maryland in College Park last week. Purvis and Gebhart, who played on the Pennsylvania team, made the championship game. Overall, 84 athletes from across the nation participated in the event that commenced on June 1. Athletes competed in five matches over the course of eight days.
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