Welcome to the Club - Spring 2009 Ivy Leaf Magazine

Ivy Leaf - Spring 2009

Welcome to the Club

Senior guard Colin Geiger became the fourth member of the Penn State Altoona Men’s Basketball 1,000 Point Club after a 26-point performance January 19 against Mount Aloysius College. Geiger entered the game needing 24 points to hit 1,000 and reached the milestone on a turnaround jumper 19 seconds into overtime. Penn State Altoona won the game 76-71 in the extra session.

Known for his sharpshooting abilities, particularly from behind the arc, Geiger has been a model of consistency over his fouryear career at Altoona. As a freshman during the 2005-06 season, he scored 234 points through 20 games and connected on 45.7 percent of his 3-point attempts. Geiger netted 265 points the next season and recorded another 266 during the 2007-08 campaign. He averaged double figures all three years and shot nearly 40 percent from long distance.

This season has been a coming out party for Geiger, who has six games of 20-plus points including a 29-point effort in the Lions’ first game against Juniata. He has averaged right around 15 points per game the entire season and led Penn State Altoona to its third consecutive conference playoff berth in 2009.

Geiger also pulled 4.5 rebounds per game and had two double-doubles this season. He currently leads the AMCC in free throw percentage at 86 percent (37 of 43) after leading the league at 88.1 percent a season ago. From 3-point range, Geiger is shooting better than 40 percent and ranks seventh in the league, four spots behind his identical twin brother Curtis, who is shooting over 43 percent from downtown.

Geiger joins Josh Baker, Quintin Dziabo, and current assistant coach Tyler Franklin as the only Penn State Altoona men’s players to eclipse 1,000 points.