NCAA Honors Two Mids with Scholarships
April 25, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Navy women's swimmer Laura Gorinski (Sr., Greensburg, Pa.) and men's indoor track team member Christopher Galvin (Sr., Austin, Texas) were announced this week as recipients of NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships.
The NCAA annually awards post-graduate scholarships of $7,500 to 29 men and 29 women during each of the three sports seasons (174 in all for the year). The one-time grants are presented to student-athletes who are in the final year of their athletic eligibility and have excelled academically and athletically in their intercollegiate careers. Recipients can come from any of the three NCAA divisions.
Gorinski, Galvin and Bucknell men's swimmer Christian Treat are the lone recipients from Patriot League programs for the 2012-13 winter sports season.
Gorinski capped off her record-breaking career by leading Navy to its second-straight Patriot League Championship and third league crown in her four years. She was tabbed as the 2013 Patriot League Swimmer of the Year for a second-consecutive season after sweeping a trio of individual event titles at the championship. Gorinski tallied 11 individual event titles -- to go along with one second-place finish -- in her 12 career events at the meet, which establishes a new league record for the most titles won by a men's or women's swimmer.
Gorinski has been selected as the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year for her sport in three-straight seasons. The astrophysics major has posted a 3.68 grade-point average in her four years at Navy.
Galvin helped Navy capture the 2013 Patriot League Indoor Championship by scoring in both the 3,000m and the 5,000m events at the league meet. He went on to earn IC4A All-East honors by clocking a 14:14.20 at the regional meet, the seventh-best indoor 5K time in school history.
Galvin was voted as this year's Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year after having earned the same honor during the cross country season last fall. A mechanical engineering major, he boasts a 4.00 cumulative GPA at Navy.