Radford, Sullivan Nominated for Brad Davis Postgraduate Scholarship
April 2, 2013
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's nominees for the 2013 SEC Brad Davis Community Service Postgraduate Scholarship are Breanna Radford of the track and field team and Patrick Sullivan of the baseball team, the league office and the University announced today. As the Gamecocks' selections, each will receive $5,000 to use toward a graduate program within the next five years and is eligible to be the overall SEC winner of the award, which grants $10,000 for postgraduate education.
Radford is a team captain on this season's track and field team and ranks among the South Carolina top 10 in shot put and weight throw for indoor competition and the shot put and hammer throw for outdoor season. She finished in the top four of every shot put event during the 2013 indoor season, including a bronze-medal performance at the SEC Indoor Championships. Radford's athletic success has come while maintaining a 3.787 grade point average as a chemistry major. She has made the Dean's List seven semesters and earned SEC Academic Honor Roll honors each year of her career. Radford is among the most active Gamecocks in community service hours, logging 90.5 hours across 16 different projects. Her contributions include mentoring in Big Brothers Big Sisters, regularly volunteering at a free medical clinic and speaking with Girl Scout groups and patients at the Tucker Nursing Center. Radford intends to enroll in medical school to pursue a career as a pediatrician.
Sullivan is a captain on the 2013 baseball team and contributed to the Gamecocks' national championships in 2010 and 2011. He has made eight appearances so far this season with a 1-0 record and a save. With a 3.527 GPA in biological sciences, he has been part of the Dean's List three times and the President's List once. Earning a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll each year of his career, Sullivan is part of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Honor Society, a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and a recipient of the Life Scholarship. In the community, he was the co-chair of the 2011 Carolina Clemson Blood Drive by the American Red Cross and has worked with Better World Books for the last three years collecting books and donations throughout campus. Sullivan volunteers at two different elementary schools and with the Palmetto Baseball Youth Baseball League. Upon graduation, he plans to attend medical school with an eye on a future in orthopedic surgery.
The overall male and female winners of the Brad Davis Community Service Postgraduate Scholarship are selected by a committee of Faculty Athletics Representatives from the 14 SEC institutions and will be announced on Thu., April 4, by the SEC. The award was named for former associate commissioner Brad Davis, who succumbed to cancer on March 2, 2006. He had been a member of the SEC staff since 1988, first serving as an assistant commissioner until being promoted to associate commissioner in 1994.
2013 Brad Davis Community Service Postgraduate Scholarship Nominees