Koby Drake, University of Memphis

University of Memphis wide receiver Koby Drake, a redshirt freshman majoring in mechanical engineering, has been named a Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete.

Drake, who is from White Hall, Arkansas, has a 3.576 grade-point average. He has been named to the Tiger 3.0 Club and Dean’s List, as well as the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. His dream job is to work for an aerospace company designing aircraft.

“Koby is an amazing student and has balanced the rigorous coursework of mechanical engineering while being a student-athlete very well,” said Lauren Hillman, Memphis Director of Player Relations. “He is a very driven young man and one of the hardest workers I know.”

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.”