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Isaaks will pursue a master's degree in agricultural and resource economics at the University of Arizona.
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Rowan Isaaks Receives Horizon League Post-Graduate Scholarship

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: July 18, 2016
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Senior men’s tennis player Rowan Isaaks has been selected by the Horizon League’s Faculty Athletics Representatives Committee as one of the recipients for the Post-Graduate Scholarship Award. The award will provide Isaaks with financial support as he pursues a master’s degree in agriculture and resource economics at the University of Arizona.

“We are honored to recognize Rowan and Rita as our Horizon League Post-Graduate Scholarship Award winners,” said Horizon League Commissioner Jon LeCrone. “These students exemplify our values and they are the embodiment of our goal to support the college educational experience through sports. We are proud of their achievements and wish them the best as they pursue their graduate degrees.”

In its third year of inception, the Horizon League annually provides a $10,000 post-graduate scholarship apiece to a male and a female student-athlete from a Horizon League member institution to be used for graduate school expenses.

Isaaks majored in economics at Green Bay and graduated with a 3.978 grade point average. He plans to pursue a master of science in agricultural and resource economics at the University of Arizona.

“I would first like to thank the Horizon League for this award, and for continuing to promote excellence not only in athletics, but also in the classroom and in the community,” said Isaaks. “I also want to give my appreciation to the Green Bay athletic department, especially to Coach Vescio, Coach Thomas, and Coach Kline for giving me the opportunity to pursue my goals in the United States. Additionally, I would like to thank my family, friends, teammates, and the economics faculty at Green Bay for their continued support and guidance during my time there. I am now looking forward to beginning graduate studies at the University of Arizona in the Agricultural and Resource Economics department, where I will be completing my master’s degree and working as a research assistant. I hope in the future to produce economic research that has a real impact on policy making, and will hopefully make a positive contribution to society. This award will certainly provide me help in pursuing that goal.”

Isaaks was a member of the Phoenix men’s tennis team that won back-to-back Horizon League championships in 2014 and 2015 in addition to runner-up finishes in 2013 and 2016. He went on to compile a career 33-20 record in singles and 31-24 mark in doubles over his four years at Green Bay.

“Rowan is exactly what every coach and administrator hopes for in a student-athlete,” said Associate Athletic Director and Sport Administrator Craig Sandlin. “He has been both a leader on the court and in the classroom ever since he stepped on campus. This is a well-deserved honor and I congratulate Rowan as well as the Horizon League and the committee on selecting such a phenomenal recipient for the scholarship. I have no doubt that Rowan will go on to accomplish all of his goals in life.”


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