Bucknell’s Pechin a finalist for STATS FCS Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award

LEWISBURG – Bucknell’s Alex Pechin was tabbed as a finalist for the STATS FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award for the second year in a row.

Pechin, the fifth repeat Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year in conference history and a three-time All-Patriot League first-team honoree, is among 13 finalists for this prestigious award, which is presented to an FCS student-athlete who excels not only in the classroom but in the community and beyond.

Pechin owns the school record in career punting average (43.7) and the program’s top-three single-season averages of 45.1 (2017), 44.5 (2018) and 42.1 (2015); he also booted the third- (71) and fifth- (70) longest punts in school history over the course of the 2018 campaign. After capturing STATS third-team All-America accolades in 2017, he was named to 2018 Preseason All-America first teams by STATS, Phil Steele, Hero Sports, College Sports Madness and FreeAgentFootball.com.