University of Scranton Student-Athlete Wins Elite NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
University of Scranton men’s tennis player Timothy Patrick McGurrin Jr. of Clarks Summit, a 2013 summa cum laude graduate of the University, was among just 58 spring sport student-athletes (29 men and 29 women) from schools in all three divisions nationwide to be honored with a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) postgraduate scholarship. He is the University’s 16th NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipient.
According to the NCAA’s website, the postgraduate scholarship program was created in 1964 to “promote and encourage postgraduate education by rewarding the Association’s most accomplished student-athletes.” Athletics and academic achievements, as well as campus involvement, community service, volunteer activities and demonstrated leadership, are evaluated. In total, the NCAA awarded 174 postgraduate scholarships during the 2012-2013 academic year.
McGurrin, who will attend Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia this fall, majored in accounting and received the University’s 2013 Frank O’Hara Award as the top student in the University’s Kania School of Management. He is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta (the national honor society for first-year students) and Beta Gamma Sigma (the international honor society for business). He received the University’s Excellence in Accounting Award at commencement and an award from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a member of the Society of Accounting Students, business and entrepreneurship clubs, and a student member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
McGurrin also served as captain of the University’s varsity tennis team and was twice named Academic all-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He was also selected the Landmark Conference Senior Scholar-Athlete for the sport of men’s tennis. In addition, he is a two-time Landmark all-Academic and three-time Landmark Academic Honor Roll recipient. On the court, he was named first-team all-Landmark Conference for his play in both singles and doubles in each of the past three seasons. He finished his career with a record of 38-19 (.667) in singles and 42-18 (.700) in doubles.
McGurrin is a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School.