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Maryland’s Blye (Downingtown East) named winner of ACC post-scholarship award

Friday, 22nd February 2013

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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/22/13
From Press Release

The Atlantic Coast Conference has selected senior attackman Owen Blye (Downingtown East) for the Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship Award for 2013.

Owen Blye

Owen Blye

ACC Commissioner, John D. Swofford, announced on Wednesday the 36 student-athletes who have been honored with this award.

“This is a tremendous and very well-deserved honor,” Kevin Anderson, University of Maryland director of athletics said. “These student-athletes are terrific leaders in the classroom and on the field and represent the very best at the University of Maryland.”

The Weaver-James-Corrigan scholarships are awarded to three student-athletes at each league institution. The awards are based on academic record, athletic versatility, interest in university and community life, and the athlete’s commitment to ideals and values in their professional lives. Recipients will receive $5,000 to contribute to their graduate education.

Chris Uchacz, Associate Director of Athletics, shared his pride about Maryland’s recipients this year. “The ACC Postgraduate is an extremely prestigious award with a long history and we are very excited that Owen was recently named as recipients,” Uchacz said. “(He) will be pursuing Master’s level work next year and is an outstanding examples of the type of leader the university is producing that will have an impact on the local, state and global communities. Congratulations to each of them!”

The award is named in honor of the late Jim Weaver and Bob James, as well as Gene Corrigan. All three are former ACC commissioners.

Blye – a key member of Downingtown East’s 2007 state title team – helped the Terps reach the NCAA championships game each of the past two years and last season made the All-ACC Academic team for the third straight time. He is a 2013 Preseason Honorable Mention All-American, a team captain (for the second year) and was selected in the 24th pick of the MLL draft by Charlotte last month.

This year Blye already has six goals and an assist for the 2-0 Terrapins, ranked first in the nation by the USILA.

The recipients of this year’s award will be honored on April 17, 2013 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C.

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