Bucknell’s Pechin named a finalist for STATS FCS award

LEWISBURG — Bucknell’s Alex Pechin was selected as a finalist for the STATS FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award, the organization announced Wednesday.

Pechin, the 2017 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year and an All-Patriot League First Team honoree, is among 13 finalists for the award, which is presented to an FCS student-athlete who excels not only in the classroom but in the community and beyond.

Of Pechin’s 72 punts, tied for the second-highest total in school history, 26 sailed for at least 50 yards, 34 fell inside the 20 and 22 went for fair catches; he also had zero punts blocked over the course of the season.