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Mont Alto Athletic History

Penn State Mont Alto Athletic History

Conference Affiliations: CCAC & PSUAC



  • 1903: Pennsylvania State Forest Academy opens being one of the first in the nation
  • 1905: Men’s Basketball team is formed


  • 1926: Baseball team is reformed after being disbanded due to lack of quality of play


  •  1929: Penn State University’s program merged with the Forest Academy which later becomes Penn State Mont Alto





  • Nov 30, 1966: A nine game varsity basketball schedule was announced by Coach Duane L. Thomas.


  • 1970: Men’s soccer team is organized and goes undefeated in their first season


  • 1985: Men’s Basketball wins its first PSUAC Championship


  • 1993: Multipurpose Activities Center completed on campus; includes two gymnasiums, locker rooms, racquetball courts, and more.
  • 1998: Women’s Volleyball wins its first PSUAC Championship
  • 1999: The Softball team begins its first season


  • 2002: Commonwealth campuses shift to four years, split into divisions
  • 2008: Joined USCAA, adding the entire PSUAC to the ranks, before it was just five teams competing nationally
  • 2009: Golf team wins its first PSUAC Championship


  • 2011: Softball wins its first PSUAC Championship
  • 2012: Baseball wins its first PSUAC Championship
  • 2015: Women’s Soccer begins its first year of competition


  • 2021: Women’s soccer goes undefeated in conference play while on their way to their first PSUAC Championship win in team history. They earned an automatic bid into the USCAA National Championships as a four seed. The team had four PSUAC All First team awards as well as two honorable mentions.
  • 2022: Wrestling’s Luke Lardarello wins the NWCA 174lb National Championship, the first individual Championship in school history
  • 2022: Women’s volleyball wins the USCAA National Championship, the first team national championship in school history