McGugan, Pontecorvo Earn Rookie of the Month Honors for December

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna’s men’s basketball and women’s swimming are represented as freshmen Matt McGugan (Silver Spring, Md. / Blake) and Dana Pontecorvo (New Providence, N.J. / Mount St. Mary Academy) have been named as the SAAC Rookies of the Month of December.

McGugan helped his squad to a 5-2 record including a championship game win over PSU-Harrisburg in the PNC Bank Monarch Classic at King’s (Pa.) on Dec. 10.

While logging 148 minutes off the bench, McGugan scored 64 points (9.1 ppg) and grabbed 27 rebounds (3.9 rpg). He shot 37.5 percent from three-point range (9-24) and 78.6 percent from the free throw line (11-14) during December.

His best performance came against the team’s second meeting with PSU-Harrisburg (L, 83-75) when he shot 6-of-11 for 15 points and grabbed five boards in only 15 minutes of action.

Pontecorvo competed in the Franklin & Marshall Invitational on Dec. 3 and 4. She placed sixth in the 1650 yard freestyle (11:12.08), seventh in the 400 yard IM (41.89) and helped the 800 yard freestyle relay team to an eighth place finish (8:25.79).