Standout Performances from our Golden Knights

All 24 Gannon athletics teams officially competed during the 2020-21 academic year. Despite the unusual circumstances, the Golden Knights still produced noteworthy performances:

Men’s wrestling finished ninth at the NCAAs with three All-Americans. Coach Don Henry was named National Coach of the Year, and the team won its first regional title.

Women’s basketball ranked in the top 10 in the country in the D2SIDA poll, finishing the year 13-1 and on the cusp of another national tournament berth.

Women’s wrestling hosted the first regional tournament for NCAA schools and finished 10th at nationals with three All-Americans.

Women’s swimming saw Silvija Taraska qualify in three NCAA Championships, finishing in the country’s top 25 in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle.

Volleyball achieved its highest national ranking in program history at No. 8 during its 16-0 regular season.

Men’s and women’s cross-country teams crushed their PSAC Championships bests, with women tying for third and men finishing fifth.

Men’s basketball finished the season 10-4 and rose to No. 21 in the national rankings.

Men’s water polo finished its season 7-2 overall and reached the conference championship game for the second consecutive season.

Acrobatics and tumbling team finished its first undefeated season at 6-0 and ranked No. 5 in the country.

Cheer and dance’s four teams competed nationally; all tied or bettered the highest finish in program history.

Women’s golf won its second consecutive PSAC championship and sophomore Maria Arenas won the individual title by one stroke to lead the Golden Knights. 

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