Scranton, PA: Yesterday, the Associated Press named its All-Big 12 team. Amongst those name to that squad were two former Lackawanna College football players. That duo, Mark Glowinski and Kevin White were named to the Big12 First Team. The AP Big 12 is selected by a panel of 20 sports writers who regularly cover the league for newspapers throughout the league's five states.
Glowinski is a Spring 2012 graduate of Lackawanna College, where he was a two year starter at left tackle and during his sophomore year a Northeast Football Conference First Team All – Conference selection; as well as being named to the NJCAA All American Second Team. During that year he anchored an offensive line that averaged 239 rushing yards a game, the 6th best in the country.
After graduation from Lackawanna, he transferred to West Virginia University where he was red shirted his Junior year, before starting the last two years as West Virginia's right guard. During his first year on WVU's offensive line he started all 12 games, playing a team high 842 offensive plays on a line that led the way for an offense which averaged 148.7 rushing yards per game and the first 1,000 yard rusher since 2009. This year he played in all 12 games on an offensive line that averaged 187.5 yards a game.
Glowinski is originally from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania where he graduated from G.A.R High School.
White is a Fall 2012 graduate of Lackawanna College where he made 36 receptions for 535 yards and 6 touchdowns. He transferred to West Virginia for the 2013 spring term. During the Fall of 2013, he started 9 of 11 games and caught 35 passes for 507 yards and 5 touchdowns. He averaged 14.6 yards a catch for that season.
In the 2014 campaign, White garnered national attention as he made 102 receptions for 1,318 yards and 9 TDs. He averaged 12.9 yards on each catch. His total receptions ranked him 5th in the nation and his total yards ranked 6th. White led his team in each of those two categories while also establishing game highs of 16 receptions against Texas, 216 receiving yards against Maryland and tied for TD receptions with 2 against Baylor.
White is one of the finalist for the 2014 Biletnikoff Award, which is given to college football's outstanding receiver, regardless of position, based on performance during the college regular season. The award winner will be announced live on ESPN's Home Depot College Football Awards Show on December 11, 2014.
White is originally from Plainfield, New Jersey, but moved to Macungie, Pennsylvania where he played his high school ball at Emmaus.