HAMDEN, Conn. – Senior guard Garvey Young (Washington, D.C.) of the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team was recently selected to the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Scholarship Program, announced on Thursday, December 14, 2012 by the Greater Hartford Chapter of the NBMBAA. Young, who is in his first year of a demanding MBA program at Quinnipiac, was one of four individuals to earn the prestigious award.
"It is truly an honor to be a recipient of the NBMBAA Scholar Award," said Young, who is also putting together his finest season as a collegiate athlete. "This award will be very helpful to me as I progress through my collegiate career into the real world."
The NBMBAA scholarship program has four main requirements to be eligible for the award: Enrolled in University/College in Connecticut or the Greater Springfield, Mass. area; a full-time or part-time student in a Master's of Business or Management program; a minority student; and a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0. Each candidate was also to submit a two-page essay from a list of five topics.
Young's essay became pretty easy to write when he saw the list of topics to choose from. He picked a topic pertaining to leadership traits and then needed to select a leader that he admires. Young is already a tremendous leader and greatly admires Marcus Garvey, who he was actually named after. Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican political leader and entrepreneur, who was a loyal proponent of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements. He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL).
"I am very proud of Garvey for putting in the effort to apply given all of his other time constraints and so glad that they recognized what a strong candidate he is," said MBA Program Director Lisa Braiewa. "Garvey is a bright and dedicated graduate student that manages to balance his role as a leader of the men's basketball team with a very demanding academic schedule. This award is just one of many successes I anticipate Garvey will achieve in his business career down the road."
In addition to his academic prowess, Young has excelled on the hardwood as well. Young is averaging 10.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, and has recorded double-digits in four of his last six games. Young snatched a team-high 13 points against Vermont (12/8) – which made it three straight games with 13 or more points, including a career-best 16 against Lehigh (11/27). Young recorded 15 points in the season-opening win over Hartford (11/10) and 15 again in the team's first home win against Colgate (12/5).
"We are very proud of Garvey Young's latest academic accomplishment," said Quinnipiac men's basketball head coach Tom Moore. "Garvey has excelled at balancing the demands of being a Division I athlete with his academic pursuits and continues to achieve at a high level on both fronts. Garvey is a credit to his parents, John and Felicia, and to Georgetown Prep, where he received his academic preparation for college."
Young and the Quinnipiac men's basketball team returns to action this week and will head to Albany, N.Y. for a clash against the Great Danes. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. on Friday, December 21 at SEFCU Arena.
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