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Clarkson University Names Shawn Grant Morrison Scholar

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Shawn Grant, a sophomore goaltender for the Clarkson University hockey team, has been named the 2000-01 Mike Morrison Memorial Scholar. Grant, a management information systems major who’ll be a junior this fall, is the eighth recipient of the esteemed scholarship, named for the late Clarkson hockey star Mike Morrison. Grant is the son of Ingrid Karl of Potsdam and Gary Grant of Potsdam. grant

Grant was selected for his participation in athletics, his loyalty to teammates, his academic success and his desire to succeed—all attributes Morrison displayed every day.

A Potsdam native, Grant is the third family member to attend Clarkson following older brothers Michael ’84 and Brian ’93.

“Being a local resident, I was able to watch him play and see what he brought to his team,” says Grant of Morrison.  “To be associated with him is a great honor.  I never thought about winning the award and when I was told about it, I was shocked, but I’m very appreciative.”

Prior to attending Clarkson, Grant was a first team All-Northern selection at Potsdam High School, starred at Northwood Prep, where he was team MVP, and played for the Cornwall Junior Colts of the Central Junior Hockey League (CJHL).

Mike Morrison entered Clarkson in September 1985 as a "walk-on" (non-scholarship) forward from Bellingham, Mass., and went on to star for and captain the Clarkson University Golden Knight varsity hockey team during his senior year (1988-89).

Morrison was killed in a tragic construction accident several months after his graduation.  His parents, Ed and Shirley Morrison, and family and friends established the Mike W. Morrison Scholarship Trust, a private foundation, for the purpose of creating a scholarship fund at Clarkson in their son's name.

Clarkson University is an independent institution located in northern New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.  The University has 2,902 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in programs in its schools of Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Science, and its Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management program.

PHOTO CAPTION: Shawn Grant of Potsdam, 2000-01 Mike Morrison Scholar at Clarkson University.  Photo courtesy of the Clarkson University Athletic Department.

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