Boston, Mass. -- UMBC Volleyball setter Taylor Dunn (Virginia Beach, Va.) was one of four America East Student-Athletes to be named a conference Presidential Scholar-Athlete, the conference announced on Monday.
Dunn just completed her undergraduate degree in Media & Communication Studies in only 3.5 years and finished with a 3.78 GPA. The award recognizes graduating student-athletes who compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher as an undergraduate student and earned their undergraduate degrees this year. In addition to registering a 3.75 GPA for their college career, honored student-athletes must have received their undergraduate degree in the academic year they are honored and have attended their institution for a minimum of two years.
The Presidential Scholar-Athlete Award was approved by the America East Board of Presidents in June of 2013 and implemented for 2013-14 academic year. In total, 349 elite student-athletes have been honored as part of the program.
Dunn will begin graduate school at UMBC this spring as he pursues a Masters in Psychology. She will complete her final season of eligibility with the Volleyball team next fall.