RETTEW is proud to announce the recipient of the 2023-24 RETTEW Endowed Scholarship for Intercollegiate Athletics at Penn State is Connor Throneberry, a sophomore majoring in Civil Engineering and member of the university’s baseball team.
As a Redshirt Freshman in 2023, he made 13 appearances as a pitcher, throwing 15.2 innings and striking out 13 batters. Before college, Connor played for Marquette Senior High School, where he helped his team reach the PIAA state championship finals in 2019. He was named a Class 6A first team All-State selection in both football and baseball in 2019 and 2020. In addition, he was named a Perfect Game Tournament first team All-American in 2020.
Penn State has over 800 student-athletes participating in 31 varsity programs, with 16 men’s and 15 women’s teams. In the Spring semester of 2023, Penn State student-athletes had an average GPA of 3.28 across all 31 sports, with 571 student-athletes earning a 3.0 or better, 267 on the Dean’s List, and 100 with a 4.0 GPA, including 13 with a cumulative 4.0 GPA.
Penn State student-athletes are also actively involved in charitable organizations and events, giving back to the community to the tune of more than 3,200 hours of service during the 2022-23 academic year. Connor’s achievement in winning the RETTEW Endowed Scholarship is a testament to his dedication to both academics and athletics, and serves as an inspiration to other student-athletes at Penn State and beyond.