Penn State's Urschel captures Sullivan Award

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Updated: 4/11/2014 7:59 pm

Orlando, FL ( - Penn State All-American guard John Urschel was honored Friday with the James E. Sullivan Memorial Award, presented by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) to the nation's top amateur athlete.

Urschel edged two other finalists, University of Florida track and field athlete Cory Ann McGee and University of Nebraska volleyball player Kelsey Robinson.

A team co-captain, Urschel was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics in May 2012 and a master's in mathematics a year later. He has been working on a second master's degree in math education and has maintained a 4.0 GPA.


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