Nov. 26, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After being named one of only 32 Rhodes Scholar recipients in America on Saturday, FSU rover Myron Rolle was named a CoSIDA 2nd Team Academic All-American on Wednesday. Rolle is the first Seminole to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American since David Castillo in 2005. The Galloway, NJ native was also named the winner of The Lott Trophy IMPACT Player of the Week presented by Wachovia.
Rolle was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship last week and was then flown to Maryland where he played the second half of Florida State’s big 37-3 win over the Terrapins. Florida State will receive $1,000 for its general scholarship fund in recognition of Rolle’s accomplishment.
Rolle, 22, graduated from Florida State in 2 1/2 years with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He is currently enrolled in a master’s program in public administration and plans on becoming a doctor.
He has founded ‘Our Way to Health,’ a curriculum for fifth graders that addresses diabetes and obesity for students at a charter school run by the Seminole Tribe of Florida; conducted research on the metalobic profile of stem and cancer cells; tutored at-risk 8th graders, studied abroad; and been an integral part of one of the nation’s best collegiate defenses.
At Oxford, he will enroll in a master’s program in medical anthropology, which examines the sociocultural aspects of medicine.
The Lott Trophy IMPACT Player of the Week, 2008
Week I – Alterraun Verner, CB, UCLA
Week II – Zack Follett, LB, Cal
Week III – George Selvie, DE, South Florida
Week IV – Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest
Week V – Brian Orakpo, Texas
Week VI – Scott McKillop, Pitt
Week VII – Brian Orakpo, Texas
Week VIII – Eric Berry, Tennessee
Week IX – Brit Miller, Illinois
Week X – Zack Follett, LB, Cal
Week XI – Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri
Week XII – James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
Week XIII – Myron Rolle, Florida State