Alan Wisniewski Earns Scholarship

Story posted September 12, 2013 in CommRadio, Sports by Ryan Stevens

Penn State head basketball coach Patrick Chambers announced Wednesday that senior forward Alan Wisniewski will be placed on scholarship this season.  The 6’ 9’’ Wisniewski is in his third year with the Nittany Lions after joining the team in 2011.  

"Alan works tremendously hard and his teammates respect him for the attitude he brings to our locker-room," Chambers said in a release through "He has developed into a leader of our team. We are happy to be able to recognize his dedication with a scholarship for the upcoming season."

Wisniewski, an industrial engineering major, played in 12 games last season, including seeing action in seven of the Lions’ last nine games.

The Sterling Heights, Mich. native set career highs with six points and eight rebounds last year at Nebraska.

Wisniewski will likely battle incoming freshmen Payton Banks, Julian Moore and sophomore Donovan Jack for playing time off of the bench this season.

Penn State opens up its regular season at home November 9th against Wagner.

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Ryan is a senior from Bloomington, Illinois majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in english.  He has been involved with numerous radio shows, play-by-plays, beat writes and producing various Penn State athletics events since his first days of being on campus in the fall of 2012 with ComRadio. Since the fall of 2013, Ryan has been involved with State College’s ESPN Radio 1450 as an assistant producer intern and high school football reporter.

During the summer of 2014, Ryan co-hosted Sports Central with Cory Giger streaming over Altoona, Pa. and State College Pa. markets. Ryan also assisted USA Basketball media coverage in New York for World Cup of Basketball exhibition games.

Ryan was the marketing & communications intern for USA Track & Field at the national office in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the media contact for the 2015 USATF Hershey Youth Outdoor Championships as well as the 2015 National Junior Olympics.

Ryan is also a member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. He can be reached via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and following him on twitter @RyanAStevens.