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GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan University cross country and track athlete Anthony Raisley was awarded the Robert A. Harris and James Sr. Shornock Scholarships.

The Robert A. Harris Scholarship was established in 1999 in memory of Robert “Bob” Harris (’61), former Director of Civic and Governmental Relations, to recognize his commitment and dedication to Rowan University and its athletic programs for 30 years.  It is given to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence and is active in the Rowan Community.  The James Sr. Shonock is awarded to a junior or senior History major with a minimum 3.2 grade point average.  

Harris excelled in baseball and basketball and he also lettered in football.  Harris was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1961 after graduation and played one year of minor league baseball.  He was a top-notch area semi-pro player and was inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993.

“We are proud of Anthony’s achievements in the classroom as well as the improvement he has shown throughout his running career at Rowan,” stated cross country and track & field coach Dustin Dimit.  “He is a great example of what it means to be a student-athlete. We look forward to seeing what he accomplishes in his final year and as he moves forward into his career.”

Raisley (sr.  Middletown, NJ/Middletown S.)has competed for the cross country team for two seasons and the track & field teams for three years.  He is a Rowan Scholar-Athlete of Distinction and a New Jersey Athletic Conference All-Academic honorable mention selection.  Raisley was inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society.  

The senior is a History major with a concentration in United States history.  Raisley has minors in Entrepreneurship, International Studies and New Media. He earned a certificate of undergraduate study in Italian.  The Middletown native is a digital content contributor to the University’s social media team and an admissions ambassador for the admission’s office.