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College Notebook: Zetlmeisl honored for academic excellence at Pitt

Sarah Zetlmeisl's first year at the University of Pittsburgh has gone swimmingly.

Zetlmeisl, a New Windsor resident who graduated from McDonogh School, is not only a member of the Panthers women's swimming and diving team, but was one of 284 Pitt scholar-athletes honored for academic excellence in the fall semester Tuesday at a breakfast on campus.

She was one of just 18 athletes school-wide who were recognized for a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.

Next, Zetlmeisl's prowess in the pool will be on display when she represents the Panthers at the Big East championships, which begins next Wednesday and is hosted by Pitt.

Zetlmeisl, a freshman, is slated to swim the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes at the conference meet. She ranks among the Big East's top 50 in both events this season, as well as in the top 100 in the 200 individual medley.

BACH BOOMS: After going through her longest stretch without scoring in double figures, sophomore Caitlin Bach (North Carroll) ended that drought to lead the Lebanon Valley College women's basketball team past Alvernia Saturday.

Bach, who had been held to eight points or fewer in the previous three games and four of the previous five, matched her career and season high with 17 points in 21 minutes off the bench. She shot 6-for-11 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds.

The 5-foot-11 guard had been held to fewer than 10 points for no more than two straight games before the recent run. Despite coming off the bench for the 17th-ranked Dutchmen, Bach entered Wednesday leading the team with 7.8 rebounds per game and stood second with 9.7 points per contest, and did so even though she averages the sixth-most minutes on the squad.

BACK ON TRACK: Since being held scoreless for the first time all year by Salisbury on Jan. 25, junior guard Brett Burrier (Winters Mill) has gotten himself on track for the Stevenson University men's basketball team.

Burrier, who entered Wednesday leading the Mustangs with 14.0 points per game, had been held to single digits in just five of his first 18 games and at one point, put together a streak of nine straight contests with at least 11 points, before being held off the board.

Over his three games before Wednesday, Burrier reached double figures in each contest, averaging 18.7. He scored 21 points at Frostburg State, followed with 19 points and eight rebounds against Wesley and then scored 16 in a loss to Hood.

Despite a good season from Burrier, the Mustangs went into Wednesday with a 5-17 record.

ALL-ACADEMIC: Senior Bobby Costolo (Century), the U.S. Coast Guard Academy football team's long snapper the last two seasons, was named to the New England Football Conference All-Academic team recently.

To be eligible, a player must have completed at least three semesters at the same school with at least a 3.0 GPA. It marks the third straight year that Costolo earned a spot on the team.

Costolo is majoring in operations research and computer analysis, and is slated to graduate in May with a commission as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he will be required to serve a minimum of five years on active duty.