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SRU Good News for Feb. 24, 2012


SRU 1964 graduate earns Pa. Sports Hall of Fame honor

PITTSBURGH – Ed McCloskey, a 1964 Slippery Rock University physical education graduate and Rock baseball player, will be among the 10 athletes inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Western Chapter.

 McCloseky was also a longtime high school coach and is retired from the Mt. Lebanon School District.

 The 10 will be inducted at a May 5 dinner at the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North, Marshall.

 The 2012 class also includes George Mihalik, SRU head football coach (See Good News: Feb. 22, 2012), who was cited for amassing 161 victories in his 24-year coaching career; 12th among NCAA Division II coaches.

 Tickets to the 42nd annual dinner are $40 and may be purchased by calling 412.381.1437.


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