USCAA Names Jessica Plisko Its Co-Player Of The Week

Penn State Worthington Scranton's Lady Lions basketball player, Jessica Plisko, was named the  United States Collegiate Athletic Association's (USCAA) Women's Basketball Co-Player of the Week for Jan. 19-25.

Plisko, a freshman kinesiology major and Moosic resident, received the honor after scoring 27 points and making five rebounds and six assists during Penn State Worthington Scranton's recent 59-52 win over Penn State Fayette. It was the team's first win this season.

She also scored 23 points in a prior match against Penn College that same week, giving her an average of 25 points per game, during the week for which she was honored.

Plisko is one of several Worthington Scranton athletes to be honored by the USCAA this past year.  Other honorees include the women's cross-country team, which placed third in the 6K race during the USCAA National Championships in Virginia, and individual athletes who were named to USCAA's Naitonal All-Academic Team for maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or higher during their season of play:  Kimberly Janosko, an education major from Sayre; Paul Prislupksy, a DUS major from Olyphant; Robin Schafer, a business major from Newfoundland; and Justyna Thomas, a communications major from Honesdale.