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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bryan Wilson Receives Victory Scholarship Award

Philadelphia, Pa. - Typically being a student-athlete ends after your senior season in college, but this isn't the case for Bowie State University's Bryan Wilson and The Lincoln University's Brittney Waters.

Wilson started 14 games for the CIAA Champion Bulldogs of Bowie State, The Upper Marlboro, MD native averaged 7.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and was the third leading 3-point shooter on the team making 32.3 % of his attempts behind the arc.

Waters and Wilson have been selected to receive the Victory Scholarship Award by Sport Changes Life (SCL). SCL awards student-athlete recipients the opportunity to study for their master's degree while continuing their career in sports. Victory Scholars provide its recipients with full tuition fees for graduate school, accommodation expenses, subsistence expenses, and an opportunity to continue their athletic career.

"I am delighted and feel blessed to be one of the Victory Scholarship recipients," said Waters. "This is an opportunity of a lifetime and certainly a dream come true for me."

A native of Capitol Heights, MD, Waters averaged 5.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per game for the Lady Lions. Her experience at the University was enriched and filled with the joy of meeting new people and playing basketball.

Waters and Wilson are scheduled to attend the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. Waters will play for the Belfast Rockets, a professional team in the Irish Women's Superleague. In addition both players will coach and work with at-risk youths as part of the Sport Changes Life program.

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