Crowe, Byrne Named SAAC/Pepsi Super Crusaders

Crowe, Byrne Named SAAC/Pepsi Super Crusaders

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna men's cross country runner John Crowe (Boalsburg, Pa. / State College Area) and volleyball player Erin Byrne (San Diego, Calif. / Scripps Ranch) have been named SAAC/Pepsi Super Crusaders for the week ending September 27.

Crowe finished sixth overall and was the first collegiate runner to cross the finish line out of 257 runners at the Lock Haven Invitational on Saturday. His time of 25:34.12 is a personal best and the top time in the conference thus far this season.

Byrne started all three of SU's matches this week as the team went 2-1 in conference play. She tallied 42 kills (4.20 kps) with at least nine kills in each match. She totaled 12 assists, 18 digs and four block assists. Against Elizabethtown she had a double-double with 20 kills and 10 digs. In each match Byrne has had one service ace and finished the week with a .360 attack percentage.

This season, Byrne has appeared in 12 matches, has 143 kills (3.58 kps), 31 assists, 11 service aces, 90 digs (2.25 dps) and 20 total blocks (2 solo). Overall, SU is 12-6 with a 2-1 mark in Landmark Conference play.

The cross country team competes at the Paul Short Invitational on Friday, Oct. 2. The volleyball team returns to action when it hosts the second Landmark Conference Round Robin Tournament of the season on Oct. 3 beginning at 11 a.m.