Feb. 13, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior sprinter Kevin Smith has been awarded the 2012-13 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Scholarship as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Each institutional winner receives $2,000 toward graduate studies. The Harwinton, Conn. native, who is pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy, opened up his senior campaign with a first place finish in the 55m dash at the UConn Winter Invite and finished sixth in the 60m dash at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge.
“Kevin Smith epitomizes the descriptive title of student-athlete. He has persevered in both areas to be where he is today, working on his Doctorate and poised for a great BIG EAST Indoor Championship,” stated head coach Greg Roy. “He has been an integral part of our program for four years, and I look forward to seeing succeed in the near term this weekend and as he completes the Doctoral program in Physical Therapy.”
Smith was part of the 4x100 meter relay team that place second (40.47) and part of the 4x400 meter relay squad that finished ninth (3:18.30) at the 2012 Outdoor BIG EAST Championships. The 4x100 squad also took second at the IC4A Championships and grabbed 15th at the NCAA East Prelims.
The Huskies head to the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio this weekend to compete in the Indoor BIG EAST Championships.