North Carolina State University punter Trenton Gill, a graduate student with a degree in biological sciences, has been named a Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete.
Gill, who is from Hillsborough, North Carolina, graduated with a 3.23 grade-point average. He is pursuing a graduate certificate in communication and managerial skills and would like to work in a science lab once his playing career is finished. He was named a member of the AFCA AllState Good Works Team in 2020 for his efforts raising money and collecting meals for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gill entered the season as N.C. State’s all-time leader, averaging 46.3 yards per punt.
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.”