Penn State athletics: Nittany Lion duo earn scholarships

From CDT staff reportsMay 22, 2013 

Two of Penn State’s 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 men’s 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 State’s 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 State’s all-time wins list and is tied for second on Penn State’s 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.

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