Drew Cole won't start classes at Aurora University until this fall, making his college choice official this past week. But the Monmouth-Roseville High School senior has already set himself apart in the incoming freshman class.|
The three-sport standout with a 3.96 GPA is the first freshman to be honored as a Dunham Scholar – one of the school's most prestigious honors. Students are chosen for the scholarship program based on academics, character, work ethic and potential. The qualifications have recently been broadened to allow underclassmen to apply.
During the past three years, Cole has started every game for the Titans in football, baseball and basketball. As a Spartan, he will play quarterback after running for 572 yards and 11 touchdowns and throwing for 579 yards and six touchdowns in 2011. He will also play baseball for the Spartans.
"Making a college choice was a difficult decision for me, and I feel very honored to have had the interest shown in me and the opportunities and options that I did," said Cole. "I visited a number of very fine schools and met with a host of coaches, administrators and students; I've met some wonderful people.
"When I visited AU and the president sat down with my mom and me, we liked her vision for not only the college and the business school but also for the athletic programs and the campus as a whole. In looking at the Dunham Scholars program, internship opportunities and the athletic department, Aurora feels like the best fit for me."
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