UNIVERSITY PARK Two of Penn States top student-athletes will receive the prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship, the association announced on Tuesday.
Gymnast Scott Rosenthal, of Clearfield, and wrestler Quentin Wright, a former Bald Eagle Area standout, were each honored with the award, which carries a $7,500 scholarship for postgraduate study at the university or professional school of the student-athletes choice.
Rosenthal adds the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship to his Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship that he was awarded last week. The two-time All-Big Ten pick was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and earned College Gymnastics Association All-America Scholar-Athlete merit all four years he was on campus.
Rosenthal is the second Penn State mens gymnast to earn a postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA.
Wright closed out a stellar career by winning the 197-pound NCAA title in Des Moines to clinch Penn States third straight team title and a 32-0 regular season. He leaves Penn State with a final career record of 116-23, is tied for 10th on Penn States all-time wins list and is tied for second on Penn States all-time pins list with 37. He became the Nittany Lions sixth four-time All-American and was also a four-time first team Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Wright graduated this May with a double major in management and labor relations and posted a 3.25 GPA.