Students Win $5,000 Scholarships at Rokerthon

Tuesday 28, 2017

NMU students Megan Crane and Valerie Urban left the Superior Dome with much more than the satisfaction of participating in a world record game of freeze tag. Cain won a $5,000 Rokerthon scholarship presented through a random drawing at the end of the broadcast. When Fritz Erickson announced that NMU would match the award by presenting its own $5,000 scholarship, Urban was the lucky recipient.

Crane is a senior sports science major from Beach Park, Ill.

“At first I wasn’t positive he called my name; I had to make sure before I ran up there,” she said. “I plan to get my doctorate in physical therapy, so this money will help with grad school.”

Urban is a native of Manistee, Mich.  She is a junior biology major with a concentration in zoology.

“I didn’t believe it when my name was called,” Urban said. “It felt like a dream and I’m still in shock. I certainly didn't expect that when I came here this morning.”

Kristi Evans
News Director

Crane with ceremonial check

Urban after Rokerthon