GW's Megan Nipe Named Robin Roberts/WBCA Broadcasting Scholarship Recipient
Senior Journalism and Mass Communications Major to be Recognized During Final Four
Feb. 21, 2013
ATLANTA - George Washington senior Megan Nipe has been selected to receive the prestigious Robin Roberts/WBCA Broadcasting Scholarship, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced on Wednesday.
The $4,500 Robin Roberts/WBCA Broadcasting Scholarship Award is presented annually to one female collegiate basketball player who intends to pursue graduate work and a career in sports communications/journalism.
"I am honored to win this scholarship in Robin Roberts' name. She has such an inspirational story, and to be given this award in her name is very special," said Nipe. "I'm excited to pursue my career in the communications field when my playing days are over."
A journalism and mass communication major in GW's School of Media and Public Affairs, Nipe has maintained a 3.2 grade-point average throughout her college career. The Lino Lakes, Minn., native spent this past summer interning with Comcast SportsNet, assisting at Washington Nationals games and Washington Redskins training camp, as well as the AT&T National golf tournament at Congressional Country Club.
On the court, Nipe has started all 25 games this season, leading GW in minutes played (32.2 mpg) and ranking third in scoring (9.5 ppg) and rebounding (5.1 rpg).
"Megan has been a shining example of a model student-athlete at GW," said first-year head coach Jonathan Tsipis. "Her leadership and work ethic will make her successful in the world of journalism because she is passionate about her future. We are honored that she is named the Robin Roberts Scholarship Award winner so closely to Robin's return to television from her battle with cancer, and we are proud as Meg `raises high the Buff and Blue' by winning this award."
"Megan is deserving of the Robin Roberts/WBCA Broadcasting Scholarship," said WBCA CEO Beth Bass. "Congratulations to Megan on receiving this scholarship. I wish her the best of luck in pursuing a career in sports communication or journalism. We look forward to watching you shine professionally."
Nipe will be formally recognized during the WBCA Awards Show, which will be held on Monday, April 8, as part of the WBCA National Convention held in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Final Four in New Orleans.