Galvin Earns Third Patriot League Scholar-Athlete Award
May 13, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Navy senior Christopher Galvin (Austin, Texas) has been named the Patriot League Men's Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the conference office announced Monday. Galvin, junior Brett Bogaard (Pella, Iowa,) and sophomore Tom Buffone (Freehold, N.J.) were also named to the 10-member Patriot League All-Academic Team.
Galvin becomes the fourth conference athlete to sweep the three Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards for cross country, indoor track and outdoor track in one academic year and is the first Midshipman to accomplish the feat. Galvin is also a recent NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient.
The senior distance runner won the 10,000m run at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship with a meet record time of 29:57.26. This past weekend, Galvin placed second in the 10,000m run at the Virginia Challenge with a personal-best time of 29:34.31.
Galvin's time of 29:34.31 is the third-best in school history and will qualify him for the NCAA's East Regional with his ranking of No. 26. Galvin qualified for the IC4A Outdoor Championship in both the 5,000m and the 10,000m runs.
Galvin will graduate this month with a 4.0 GPA as a mechanical engineering major. He has been named to the Superintendent's List and the Commandant's List in all eight of his semesters at the Academy and is ranked first in Overall Order of Merit in the Class of 2013. Galvin's additional accolades include serving as the secretary of Tau Beta Pi (an Engineering Honor Society), membership in the American Nuclear Society Club and distinction as a Trident Scholar.
Bogaard earns on spot on the Patriot League All-Academic Team for the second time this academic year after also earning the accolade during the indoor track and field season. Bogaard, a sprinter, has a 3.94 GPA as a quantitative economics major.
Bogaard ran on Navy's Patriot League Championship-winning 4x100m relay team and he also placed third in the 200m and was sixth in the 100m at the outdoor conference meet. Bogaard competed in the IC4A Championship this past weekend in the 200m dash.
Buffone earns his first selection to the Patriot League All-Academic Team. The sophomore thrower has a 4.00 GPA as a physics major. Buffone placed fifth in the hammer throw at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship and he competed in the event at the IC4A Outdoor Championship this past weekend.
Men's Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete Christopher Galvin, Navy, Sr.
Men's Outdoor Track and Field Academic All-Patriot League Team John Pope, American, Jr. Scott Geary, Army, Sr. Leonard Joseph, Bucknell, Sr. Luke Webster, Bucknell, Sr. Chris Johnson, Colgate, Sr. Nicholas Orzol, Lafayette, Sr. Benjamin Beauchamp, Lehigh, Jr. Brett Bogaard, Navy, Jr. Tom Buffone, Navy, So. Christopher Galvin, Navy, Sr.