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Former NMU, Marquette swimmer, diver Nathan Rotundo earns GLIAC scholarship

Nathan Rotundo runs to the finish line of the Swim Teal Lake benefit for diabetes at Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming in July 2016. (Journal file photo)

By Journal Sports Staff

BAY CITY — Northern Michigan University graduating men’s swimmer and diver Nathan Rotundo earned a nice prize on Tuesday.

The Marquette Senior High School graduate was awarded the 2019 GLIAC Pat Riepma Post Graduate Scholarship, which is worth $5,000 to help support his graduate studies.

Rotundo competed primarily in the breaststroke during his Wildcats career, but also competed in the one-meter and three-meter diving events at the GLIAC Championships this year, placing eighth overall.

He is also a GLIAC Academic Excellence Award honoree and is a three-time NMU men’s swimming and diving scholar-athlete award winner. In addition, Rotundo was named to the NMU Elite 20 academic list.

Rotundo will work toward earning a medical degree from Michigan State University and hopes to become an anesthesiologist before returning to practice in the Upper Peninsula.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Ryan Stieg. His email address is rstieg@miningjournal.net.