LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Bradford High School graduate David Reinhardt of Slippery Rock was named the PSAC’s Pete Nevins Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Reinhardt, who had a 3.82 GPA while getting his Doctor in Physical Therapy after graduating with a 3.76 GPA in Exercise Science, was an All-American for the second time in his career in the javelin this past season.
A first-team Academic All-America selection for the third time in his career, becoming the only make in the nation to earn that recognition, Reinhardt is the fourth SRU male athlete to win the PSAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and first since Tim Kusniez in 1999-2000.
He was an All-American in the javelin for the second time in his career and the PSAC champion and national qualifier in the hammer throw, finishing one spot shy of All-America honors at nationals while breaking the SRU record in the hammer when he won the event at PSAC meet with the ninth best throw in the nation this year (61.59 meters. Reinhardt had NCAA marks and ranked in the top 20 in both the hammer and the javelin and scored 16 points at PSAC championships by placing in the hammer, javelin and discus to help SRU to a second-place finish in the team standings.
Reinhardt’s success this year came after missing entire 2015-16 indoor and outdoor seasons after having Tommy John surgery on throwing elbow. He was also All-Region in hammer and javelin this spring and All-Region in the weight throw during the winter this year.
The 2014 NCAA Division II champion in the javelin, he was also a USTFCCCA All-Academic performer in each of his last two years of competition.