Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wilson receives scholar athlete honor

One famous Richmond native received an award named after another athlete from Richmond when N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson was selected as the Arthur Ashe Jr. Male Sports Scholar of the Year by Diversity: Issues in Higher Education.

Wilson was a 4.0 GPA business student and played pro baseball and college football last year. He led N.C. State to a 9-4 record and was named most valuable player in a Champs Sports Bowl win over West Virginia.

He led the ACC in total offense with 3,998 yards as a junior and was selected

Ken Tysiac