CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Army track and field senior Scott Geary was voted to the Academic All-Patriot League team as announced by the conference on Monday (May 13th) afternoon.
Geary was one of 10 elected to the squad which honors student-athletes who excel in their sport and the classroom. The Patriot League began the recognition prior to the 2010-11 season, as Geary’s certificate is the first of his career.
Sports information directors, who are not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes, select the academic award winners.
To be eligible for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and the Academic All-Patriot League Team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player in his/her sport. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor.
Geary boasts a 3.218 grade point average while majoring in systems engineering. He has earned Dean’s List recognition every semester at the Academy and has also collected the Superintendent’s Award for Achievement. Following his upcoming graduation, Geary will report to Fort Hood after branching Engineers.
On the field of competition, Geary qualified for this past weekend’s IC4A Championships in a trio of events: the discus, hammer throw and shot put. He has qualified for the NCAA First Round in both the discus and hammer throw as one of just two Black Knights to qualify for multiple events.
Geary earned a pair of bronze medals at this season’s Patriot League Championships en route to tallying 14 points towards Army’s second-place team finish.
Scott's parents are Tim and Rita Geary of Sheridan