Record Breaking Year for Gannon Golden Knights Booster Club

Posted: August 11, 2017

For the first time in its 45-year history, the Gannon Athletics Golden Knight Booster Club has topped 1,000 members and raised a record-breaking $214,406.

The Boosters, founded in 1972, support Gannon University's 20 varsity teams.

"The student-athlete experience is central to everything we do," said Lisa Goddard McGuirk Gannon University athletic director. "Our student-athletes not only achieved excellence in the realm of competition this past year, but also achieved a 3.26 cumulative grade-point average and completed over 6,000 hours of community service."

Frank Kaleta, the club's president, said, "I just want to emphasize how proud I am of the entire Gannon community in achieving a record-setting year in support of Golden Knight Athletics and our hard working coaches and student-athletes," he said "This could not have been accomplished without the team efforts of our coaches, student-athletes and alumni development office."

McGuirk added, "The continued and overwhelming generosity from our booster members best assist our coaches and our department in supporting our student-athletes, as they strive for academic and athletic excellence. We are truly appreciative for the support of our 1,000+ booster club members - thank you."

News of the record year comes on the heels of other good news for Gannon athletics. The University has four teams leading the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in highest team grade-point average.

This is the fourth time in six years that four Gannon squads have been recognized for leadership in the classroom.

Gannon Teams Finishing at the Top of the PSAC

  • Softball: 3.667 GPA

  • Men's cross-country: 3.713 GPA

  • Football: 3.047 GPA

  • Men's Swimming: 3.220 GPA

    Gannon recorded the second-highest institutional grade-point average among PSAC schools for the fifth time in six years with an overall 3.352 mark.