March 16, 2012
Irwin earns NCAA postgraduate scholarship
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Grove City College senior football player Tim Irwin (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central) has earned a prestigious NCAA postgraduate scholarship in recognition of his outstanding academic and athletic performance.
Irwin is one of 58 fall sports athletes -- 29 men and 29 women representing all three NCAA divisions -- to earn the $7,500 grant.
He earned four letters as an outside linebacker for Grove City and started each of the last three seasons. He finished second on the team last fall with 66 tackles. Irwin intercepted one pass and forced two fumbles. He concluded his career by starting 30 consecutive games.
He had 52 tackles and an interception in 2010, helping Grove City field the Presidents' Athletic Conference's top defense.
Irwin has compiled a 3.67 grade-point average while majoring in molecular biology. He is a Dean's List student who has been named to the conference's Academic Honor Roll. Irwin has been inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa and Roundtable honoraries, along with the Beta Beta Beta biology honorary.
He is also a Grove City College Presidential Scholarship recipient and earned Capital One/CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District from the region's sports information directors last fall. Irwin is the first Grove City football player to earn an NCAA postgraduate scholarship since Andy Sems in 1995.
Irwin has been accepted into the Penn State College of Medicine and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has also interviewed at Drexel University College of Medicine and New York Medical College. He plans to make a decision on which medical school to attend before the end of the academic year.
To qualify, student-athletes must excel academically and athletically, be in their final year of eligibility and plan to pursue graduate study. Student-athletes must also maintain at least a 3.2 grade-point average and be nominated by their institution's faculty athletics representative.
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