Trustees approve naming of McGloin Field at Worthington Scranton

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- In honor of Scranton native and former Nittany Lions standout quarterback Matt McGloin, Penn State's Board of Trustees on May 3 approved the naming of Matt McGloin Baseball Field at the Worthington Scranton campus.

The new field is part of a three-phase, multi-million-dollar athletics facilities renovation planned for the campus. Fundraising for the project is currently under way.

The idea of paying tribute to McGloin was introduced to campus administration by enthusiastic Penn State friends and fans who recognized the historic role that McGloin played, not only as an extraordinarily accomplished athlete but also as a key team leader for the Nittany Lions during Coach Bill O’Brien's first year as head football coach.  

McGloin, a standout football player at West Scranton High School, began his Penn State football career as a walk-on. The record-setting signal-caller broke nine school passing records and tied another during his extraordinary senior campaign. He capped his impressive final season by being awarded the Burlsworth Trophy, which is presented to the nation's top player who began his career as a walk-on, and was a co-recipient of the team's Ridge Riley Award.

"Penn State Worthington Scranton has been part of the greater Scranton community for more than 40 years, and because of the support and admiration that local residents and many Penn Staters have for Matt, who was born and raised here, this was a perfect opportunity for our campus to honor a great local athlete and Penn State alumnus," said Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, Penn State Worthington Scranton chancellor.

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Last Updated May 06, 2013