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Johns Hopkins' Arena, Bonaddio Earn NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships

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March 10, 2014

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BALTIMORE, MD – For the last four years, John Arena (Bryn Mawr, PA/St. Joe’s Prep) and Vincenzo Bonaddio (Garnet Valley, PA/Salesianum) spearheaded a rise to national prominence for the Johns Hopkins football team. Today, another impressive honor was added to their growing resumes as both were named recipients of prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships. The NCAA selected 29 male athletes and 29 female athletes from all fall sports and all divisions and each of the 58 student-athletes will receive a $7,500 award for postgraduate study.

Among the 29 male athletes selected from football, soccer, cross country and water polo, Arena and Bonaddio were two of 14 football players honored. Johns Hopkins joined Oklahoma as the only two football programs to produce two NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipients. In addition, the selection of Arena and Bonaddio gives the Blue Jay football program 10 all-time NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipients, eight of which have come under the direction of current head coach Jim Margraff.

Arena graduated in December (one semester early) with a degree in neuroscience and a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average. He was named to the 2013 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Class, an award that carries an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship. He was also named the 2013 Capital One Academic All-American of the Year for Division III football and earned First Team Capital One Academic All-America honors for the second consecutive year.

A First Team All-Centennial Conference selection and a Third Team D3football.com All-South pick as a senior, Arena finished second on the team in tackles (48) and third in tackles for loss (9.0) and sacks (5.5) in 2013. He added two interceptions (one of which he returned for a touchdown), one pass breakup and one forced fumble and finished his career with 163 tackles, 22.5 tackles for losses, 10.5 sacks and six interceptions.


Bonaddio earned First Team Capital One Academic All-America honors as a senior after taking second team honors as a junior. He carries a 3.81 cumulative grade point average with a double major in earth and planetary science and public health and is the first offensive lineman in school history to twice earn Academic All-America honors.

A unanimous First Team All-Centennial Conference selection at offensive tackle as a senior, Bonaddio anchored an offensive line that led the way for a unit that averaged 40.5 points and 500.6 yards per game in 2013; both of those marks are school single-season records. Johns Hopkins averaged more than 260 yards rushing (260.9) and 230 yards passing (239.7) in the same season for the first time in school history in 2013.

Under Margraff’s guidance, the Blue Jays posted a 10-1 record, won a fifth consecutive Centennial Conference title and advanced to the NCAA Playoffs for the third straight year in 2013. Johns Hopkins finished the season ranked 12th by both the AFCA and D3football.com.

Including the selection of Arena and Bonaddio, Johns Hopkins ranks among the all-time national leaders with its 38 all-time NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipients.

Johns Hopkins’ All-Time NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients
• Football Only •

John Arena – 2013
Vincenzo Bonaddio - 2013
Brian Nickel – 2006
Paul Longo – 2003
John Saxe – 1998
Larry Gulotta – 1998
Michael House – 1995
Stu Markley – 1993
Gunter Glockner – 1974
Joe Ouslander - 1973

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