December 11, 2003

Cowan a Candidate for Socrates Award

Yale quarterback Alvin Cowan is a finalist for the Socrates Award, presented annually to the college athlete who best exemplifies excellence in athletics and academics. The award, presented by Sporting News Radio, embodies the Socrates creed of "Strong Mind in a Strong Body": a student-athlete who has shown himself or herself to be a leader and quality contributor in their sport(s), a student-athlete who has shown himself or herself to be an outstanding student academically, and a student-athlete who has shown himself or herself to be a quality citizen in their community. Previous winners include current NFL player Drew Brees.

Here is a list of Cowan's accomplishments in addition to his 3.43 GPA:

Cowan is one of eight candidates; voting is available on-line at http://www.socratesaward.com.