LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell track and field assistant coach and former Bison standout Amy Mantush ‘10 has been elected into the Hazleton Area Sports Hall of Fame. The annual Hall induction banquet is scheduled for Sept. 18.
The 2016 inductee graduated as one of the most decorated athletes in the high school’s history. Mantush holds or shares five team records, including the 200-meter, high jump and triple jump events, 10 years after graduating.
Her fantastic career at Hazleton Area High School carried over to her time in a Bison uniform. Mantush was a two-year captain and a 12-time All-Patriot League honoree while competing in the high jump, triple jump, long jump and pentathlon.
She won seven individual Patriot League titles in her career, while also earning Patriot League Female Field Athlete of the Meet accolades at the 2009 Outdoor Championships and the 2010 Indoor Championships.
Mantush was also a recipient of the Bryan-Humphreys Award, given to senior athletes "who have exhibited exceptional versatility within his/her sport, displaying outstanding achievement and the selfless determination to help the team succeed by contributing in a variety of ways.”
The Drums, Pennsylvania, native still holds Bucknell records in the indoor (5-8) and outdoor (5-7) high jump, and last year was selected to the Patriot League 25th Anniversary Team.
“Amy had a tremendous high school and college career,” says head coach Kevin Donner. “Her hall of fame honor at Hazleton is definitely well deserved.”
Mantush enters her second season as assistant coach with her alma mater, following coaching stints at Misericordia and Allegheny.