Two-Sport Athlete Accepts Scholarship to College of Wooster

Autumn Coyle

Four-year, two-sport athlete Norvell Robinson Jr has signed to the College of Rooster in Ohio, where he will attend this fall.

As the deadlines for early college admission get closer, everyone dreams of big scholarships for star athletes and academically gifted students. For one student, its everything they wanted and more. Growing up makes you tough and can be life changing, even for scholar student athlete Norvell Robinson Jr. The North Port High School 2021 graduate and scholar student is a four-year two sport athlete. Over many months of decision making, he will sign to compete for four more years on a full ride scholarship. Participating in as many positions and events for football and track as he could, he is on his way to becoming more than great. Signing over to the top choice division III titled school, College of Wooster provides a surplus amount of opportunity.

After sitting down and talking with the very driven student, he voices the best way to succeed is to not be lazy. During Norvell’s free time he says “When I am not in class I will be training and playing football and track. I will also get a job on campus so that I can stay ahead while on campus”. The very busy collegiate level athlete is determined to major in engineering. “Engineering has always been something of a treat for me. I love hands on work, and I love math. So, I chose engineering, because it combines the two.”

Nevertheless, Norvell is graduating with academic honors and is optimistic about where his life is headed. The 18-year-old said he’s never doubted himself for one second. Earning his full-ride scholarship and a journey to Northern Ohio, Norvell takes along the knowledge and persistence with him. The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate high character, strong athletics, high scholastic achievement, financial need and a strong academic record. His grade-point average is 3.94.

So, the question everyone has been asking, why Wooster? “I picked to attend this college due to the amount of finical aid I received. Going to college would be tough for my family and I without the amount of help I received in finical aid.”, Norvell says. According to NCAA statistics, and following the Title IX law, peaking at scholarships, “in 2020, 58% of families used scholarships to help pay for college.” The overall rate of students who applied to NCAA schools earning full ride scholarships, is 2.3% for football and 1.7% for track.

Varsity athlete Norvell Robinson Jr attempts a longer jump during his event.