King Receives Brock Endowed Scholarship
Aug. 18, 2009
NORMAL, Ill. - The Herschel O. Brock Endowed Scholarship was established in 2008 by the Brock family, and Illinois State senior football player Marcus King is the second recipient of the scholarship fund.
The Brock Endowed Scholarship is presented annually to a Redbird male student-athlete who carries at least a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA). The recipient is selected by ISU Director of Athletics Dr. Sheahon Zenger.
"Selecting the winner of the Brock Endowed Scholarship continues to be a challenge, but I don't think anyone can argue against the selection of Marcus King despite the large number of quality student-athletes on this campus," Zenger said. "Marcus is a well-rounded young man, who is excelling in the classroom, charitable in community service and is a leader on our football program, as proven by his toughness reward received during spring practice. Marcus has a bright future and is deserving of this honor."
The Redbird wide receiver was humbled to be selected by Zenger for the Brock Endowed Scholarship.
"I'm extremely honored to receive this scholarship," King said. "I try to work hard in everything I do and it is nice to be recognized for that work. I want to say thank you to Dr. Zenger and the people that have bestowed this award upon me."
Brock lived in Bloomington, Ill., for 50 years and was a dedicated community leader and businessman. Throughout his life, he maintained close relationships with several Illinois State head coaches and was a loyal friend of Redbird Athletics.
"It means a lot to receive this honor named for Mr. Brock," King said. "He was a long-time supporter of the program and a figure in the community. As a student-athlete, we can't do the things we do without the support of people like him and his family."
The Herschel O. Brock Endowed Scholarship is one of 23 endowed scholarships available to Illinois State student-athletes that is funded by private donors.
For more information about supporting this, or any other Illinois State University endowment scholarships, call The Redbird Club office at (309) 438-3803.
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