UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State DuBois men’s basketball point guard Kevin “Kez” Genevro has been named the University’s John C. Egli Outstanding Male Scholar-Athlete for 2007-08. This honor is given to one male and one female student per year. They are chosen from the 1,400 student-athletes who participate in one or more of the ten varsity sports offered at the fifteen locations of the Penn State University Athletic Conference.
A 2006 graduate of Elk County Catholic, Genevro is a native of St Marys, PA. He is a Mechanical Engineering major, compiling a 3.42 cumulative grade point average in four semesters. A member of the PSUAC All-Conference team for 2007 and 2008, Genevro was a United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) All-American Honorable Mention for 2007, and was named a USCAA All-American for 2008.
“I am very proud of Kevin, and I cannot think of a more deserving student to be awarded this honor”, said Penn State DuBois Chancellor, Dr. Anita McDonald. “He has shown himself to be a true role model, both on the court and in the classroom.” DuBois Men’s Basketball head coach Dave Bennett agrees. “Kez works hard on his academics and that has a positive influence on the underclassmen because they see one of the best players on the team as a true student-athlete.”
The Egli Award was established in honor of Assistant Professor John Egli in recognition of his distinguished service to Penn State University as a student, athlete, faculty member, and coach. As the first Commonwealth Campus Coordinator of Athletics, Mr. Egli was responsible for the establishment, growth, and development of the Commonwealth Campus Athletic Conference, now known as the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC).
Genevro will be honored along with female Egli Award recipient Jill Chocallo of Penn State Wilkes-Barre at the PSUAC Awards Luncheon on April 21st at Hintz Family Alumni Center on the University Park Campus.