Syracuse University defensive lineman Kingsley Jonathan, a graduate student with a degree in information management and technology who is pursuing a master’s degree in instructional design, development and education, has been named a Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete.
Jonathan, who is from Baltimore, is one of the Orange’s leaders on defense. He graduated with a 3.7 grade-point average. He has been recognized several times throughout his time at Syracuse and was presented the ACC’s Jim Tatum Award in 2020 as the top football student-athlete in the league. Jonathan also is a CoSIDA Academic All-American and a three-time ACC Honor Roll selection.
“Kingsley is a student-athlete who is committed to doing things the right way,” said Britney Clarke, Syracuse Associate Director/Head of Football Academics. “He has been a model of consistency. He is dependable and his presence is appreciated.”
The Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program honors one football player at each university that is a member of the ACC and the American Athletic Conference – the two conferences that are represented in the Military Bowl college football game. These players are studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects and/or aspire to STEM careers.
“What an incredible collection of student-athletes, who demonstrate their leadership on the field and in the classroom while tackling challenging subjects that prepare them for the future,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “We are thrilled to honor these student-athletes for their dedication and success.”
For the two teams that participate in the 2021 Military Bowl, 3M will make a donation in the name of each school’s Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program representative to their school’s general scholarship fund, designated to be used by a STEM major from an under-represented population.
“3M is excited to recognize these outstanding students pursuing degrees in STEM-related fields,” said Skip Driessen, Director of 3M Government Markets. “We know how hard these scholar-athletes have worked on the field and in the classroom and look forward to their continued success.”