Scholar athlete

Scholar athlete

Building upon a Case tradition, Spartan standout Patrick Crossey earns a prestigious NCAA award to go with his engineering degree

As a captain of the Spartan football team, Patrick Crossey ’20 lead the team to two PAC Championships and a pair of NCAA Playoff berths–while earning a 3.81 grade point average as a civil engineering major. 


He’s now working for a construction company in the Washington D.C. area, but the collegiate honors continue. 


Crossey in February was awarded the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, which recognizes student-athletes who excelled both academically and athletically in the last year of their eligibility. The honor includes a $10,000 scholarship for graduate school. 


Crossey is the seventh player in the history of CWRU football to earn the prestigious award. He follows Cody Calhoun ’18, now a scientist and clinical research assistant for the Ohio State University College of Medicine, and Dayton Snyder ’16, a biomedical engineer and cancer researcher at CWRU.


A starting safety all four years, Crossey ended his career ranked ninth in program history in tackles, with 294. He was also a leader in his fraternity,  Sigma Alpha Epsilon, where he served as secretary.

Crossey specialized in construction management in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In July he started with Grunley Construction Co. as an engineer. He said he would like to use the NCAA scholarship to pursue an MBA.

Patrick Crossey


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