Wilson wins award for combining sports and scholarship

April 28, 2011
By Bill Krueger

russell-wilsonRussell Wilson ’10 has been named the Arthur Ashe Jr. Male Sports Scholar of the Year.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine recognized Wilson for high achievement in scholarship, athleticism and community service. Wilson plays second base for the Asheville Tourists, a Class A minor league team in the Colorado Rockies system.

Wilson was a second-team All-ACC quarterback last fall when he led the Wolfpack to a 9-4 record and a win over West Virginia in the Champs Sports Bowl.

To be nominated for the Arthur Ashe award, students have to compete in intercollegiate sports, maintain a grade point average of at least 3.2, and be active on their campuses or in their communities.

Another NC State athlete, basketball player Brittany Strachan, was a runner-up for the Arthur Ashe award for female student-athletes.

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