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ESPN: Russell Wilson earns scholar athlete award

Russell Wilson has been named the Arthur Ashe Jr. Male Sports Scholar of the Year by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education for exemplifying high achievement in scholarship, athleticism and community service as announced today by the organization.

As a nominee, students have to compete in an intercollegiate sport, maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2, and be active on their campuses or in their communities. This year, nearly 600 total athletes were nominated by their schools.

Wilson, a 4.0 GPA graduate business student who juggled professional baseball and college football last year, was drafted in the fourth ...

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