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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)–North Campus Golf Team won its eighth Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association (PCAA) State Championship October 8 and 9 at the Penn National Golf Club in Fayetteville, Pa. Team member Eric Poplowski of Ambridge was the individual medalist in the two-day event, shooting rounds of 72 and 73. Teammates Paul Ajak III of O’Hara Township and Ben Kennedy of Sewickley finished in the top five, with Ajak and Kennedy finishing third and fourth, respectively. Teammate Dan Blahnik of McCandless also represented CCAC–North Campus at the event.
At the tournament, CCAC Coach Chuck Bell was named Coach of the Year. He has coached all eight of CCAC’s championship teams, and has the distinction of coaching the college with the greatest number of wins in the tournament’s history.
About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.
Photo: Members of the CCAC–North Campus golf team (from left) Dan Blahnik, Coach Chuck Bell, Ben Kennedy, Eric Poplowski and Paul Ajak III celebrate their success at the Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association State Championship held October 8 and 9 in Fayetteville, Pa.