ORGANIZATION AWARDS $15,000 TO THREE AREA STUDENTS FOR
EXEMPLIFYING CLASS AND CHARACTER ON THE PLAYING FIELD
ST. LOUIS – May 18, 2017 – Leor Goldfarb, Matt Ference and Natalie Rushing are the recipients of the 2017 Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded by the St. Louis Sports Commission’s young professionals group – the Sports Commission Associates – and recognize graduating high school seniors from the region who embody outstanding sportsmanship. The three students were selected from more than 80 nominations.
Goldfarb received the top scholarship award of $10,000 in recognition of the class, humility and selflessness that were hallmarks of his participation in wrestling and lacrosse at Ladue High School. He will attend Indiana University. Ference and Rushing each received scholarship awards of $2,500.
Ference attends Lafayette High School and is enrolled at Northern Illinois University. Rushing will soon graduate from Fort Zumwalt West High School and will continue her education at the University of Kansas.
Bios highlighting all three scholarship recipients and the reasons for their selection appear later in this news release. Their photos are available at sportsmanship.org/scholarship.