Fellows receives Chancellor's Scholar Athlete Award

Runner Weston Fellows of Utica received the SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar Athlete Award in a ceremony May 1 at Westchester Community College.

The award recognizes a combination of academic excellence and outstanding athletic achievement. A total of 70 student athletes in 19 sports from 28 SUNY schools were selected.

Fellows is a senior majoring in adolescence education and English. He also received a Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence and, at Oswego, a student grant for scholarly activity. A student athlete-mentor, he has been repeatedly recognized as an athlete who excels both academically and on the field.

“The Scholar Athlete Award is one of the most selective and prestigious awards bestowed by SUNY, because it speaks to the hard work and dedication our student athletes put forth in classrooms and on the fields, courts and courses where they compete throughout the year,” said Chancellor John R. Ryan. “Their success also speaks volumes about the quality of programs and curriculum of SUNY’s campuses, coaches, faculty and students. I commend the recipients as well as their coaches for this extraordinary achievement.”

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(Posted: May 03, 2006)