Matherne Earns McCloskey Postgraduate Scholarship
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Senior Zoe Matherne, a member of the Holy Cross women’s track and field and cross country teams, has been awarded a postgraduate scholarship from Bob McCloskey Insurance, a corporate sponsor of the Patriot League. Matherne and Loyola (Md.) senior men’s lacrosse player Brian Begley were this year’s two recipients of the scholarships.
Matherne and Begley, both members of the Class of 2018, represent the third class of Patriot League student-athletes eligible to apply for the McCloskey Scholarship. Loyola Maryland has had a student-athlete earn the scholarship in each year with Rosy Hayes (2016) and Bailey Mathis (2017). Navy’s Ryan Speir (2017) and Boston University’s Rachel Blauner (2016) have also received the scholarship.
The Bob McCloskey Insurance Postgraduate Scholarship program was established to award student-athletes who have displayed excellence in the classroom, in athletic competition, and in the community with a chance to pursue their future academic endeavors.
Matherne was selected to the Academic All-Patriot League team for track and field in both the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons and has been named All-Patriot League multiple times in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track. She made history in 2017 by becoming only the third Holy Cross student-athlete to take part in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championship, competing in the 800-meter race in Lexington, Ky. Later today, she will become the first Crusader to compete in the NCAA Championship more than once, when she runs in the 800-meters in Tampa, Fla. Matherne holds school records in the outdoor 400-meter run (57.22), the indoor 800-meter run (2:08.07), the outdoor 800-meter run (2:06.91), the indoor 1,000-meter run (2:45.95), the outdoor 1,500-meter run (4:25:78) and the indoor one-mile run (4:47.18).
Matherne, who owns a 3.61 cumulative grade point average with a major in history, will graduate from Holy Cross on Friday. She will be attending law school this fall at the Dickinson College of Law in Pennsylvania.