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Sullivan becomes USD's 33rd NCAA Graduate Scholarship Student

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Vermilion, SD-South Dakota Athletics Jesse Sullivan His dedication in the classroom and on the track earned him the NCAA Graduate School Scholarship. Sullivan receives a one-time $ 10,000 scholarship used for graduate research.

The NCAA Graduate Scholarship Program was created in 1964 to promote and encourage graduate education by commending the association’s best student athletes. The NCAA awards 126 scholarships annually across all sports and departments. Winners must have an average of at least 3.2 grade points, be nominated by a representative of the track and field club, and intend to pursue graduate research.

“I am honored to be selected as a recipient of the NCAA Graduate School Scholarship,” says Sullivan. “I’m proud to have won an award that recognizes not only my athletic ability, but also my academic performance. This cannot be achieved without the help of the athletic club, professors, advisors, friends and family. Thank you to Dr. Jessica Messer Smith, Sarah Wittmuss and Dr. Rick Wang helped with the application process.Thanks to my coach AG KrugerContributed to my application, helped me grow as an athletics player and supported me through my academic journey. I look forward to representing the USD and NCAA while continuing my studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. “

Sullivan joined the other 32 coyotes who received this scholarship, 21 of whom were also members of the coyote athletics program. Sullivan is the first recipient of indoor athletics in US dollars.

“The purpose of the NCAA Graduate Scholarship is to recognize rare student athletes who are not only excellent in the field of competition, but also pursuing the highest abilities, academic and intellectual activities,” said South Dakota’s Undergraduate Athletics. The competition representative says Jessica Messer Smith.. “Jesse is one of these rare people. He is the one who works harder, accomplishes more, and exceeds expectations in every effort placed before him. We are fortunate to have Jesse as a USD Coyote. Everything he will achieve in the future. “

Sullivan is the 2021 Summit League Scholarship Athletes of the Year and is the league’s most prestigious individual award for one man and one woman each year. Sullivan is a two-time discus summit league champion and has been honored in all six leagues. He broke the South Dakota program record with a hammer throw at the Summit Championship two weeks ago.

“This award couldn’t be given to a better person,” the US dollar throws a coach. AG Kruger.. “His journey from Walk-on to Summit League Champion and Athletes of the Year speaks to his motivation and academic ability. He will be a great doctor in any discipline he desires. The staff is proud of Jesse. He is great. He represents what a coyote is and what it can be. “

Originally from Albion, Nebraska, Sullivan participated in the NCAA West Preliminary’s second straight season with discus and hammer throws. He is a four-time USTFCCCA All-Academic winner and has created four Summit League All-Academic teams so far. In addition to his school record in hammer throws, he is ranked in the top five in US dollar history for weight throws, discus throws, and both indoor and outdoor shot put. He was selected for the Summit League Commissioner’s Academic Excellence List, and the Summit League honors have been honored throughout his career.

Sullivan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in May and earned a full undergraduate GPA of 4.00. He will be attending UNMC next year in Omaha, Nebraska.