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Senior one of only 10 SoCon student-athletes selected
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (April 27, 2015) – ETSU track & field and cross country student-athlete Adam Chase (Kingsport, Tenn.) was named as one of 10 Southern Conference student-athletes to receive a SoCon Postgraduate Scholarship, the league office announced Monday.
The senior mathematics major with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average, along with The Citadel’s Mariana Garcia, is a recipient of the Bob McCloskey Insurance Graduate Scholarship which grants him a $2,000 scholarship to go towards his graduate-level education.
The recipients are nominated by their schools and selected by the Southern Conference Graduate Scholar Committee following evaluation on academics, athletics and community service.
The 10 student-athletes will be honored for their accomplishments at the Southern Conference Honors Dinner in Hilton Head Island, S.C., on Wednesday, May 27.
Adam Chase, ETSU – Bob McCloskey Insurance Graduate Scholar
ETSU distance runner Adam Chase has earned one of two Bob McCloskey Insurance Graduate Scholarships. Chase is an all-conference performer in both cross country and track, earning the distinction in both in the Atlantic Sun Conference and just missing All-SoCon cross country honors with a 15th-place finish in his first SoCon Championship before winning the steeplechase in this weekend’s SoCon Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Chase, who also won the A-Sun title in the steeplechase at the 2013 outdoor championships with a meet-record time of 9:09.85, is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American and was named the A-Sun Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year twice and the A-Sun Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2013. A mathematics major with a 4.0 GPA, Chase has worked on the National Science Foundation-funded Collaborative Research on the Arthropod Way of Life (CRAWL), an undergraduate research program for mathematics, statistics and biology students in which faculty and students research bees, flies or spiders, conduct experiments, analyze data and write papers. In the community, Chase has volunteered with the Boys & Girls Club, helping build a new playground, and has helped conduct several local track meets, races and triathlons. Chase, whose lifelong ambition has been to be a statistician, will attend graduate school in the fall for either statistics or business analytics.
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