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Kent honored with Penn's Class of 1915 Award

Casey Kent was presented with the Class of 1915 Award (Photo/Tom Weishaar)

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania's Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA) handed out its major intercollegiate senior student-athlete awards Monday night, April 24, in a ceremony held at The Palestra.

Casey Kent was honored with the Class of 1915 Award.

The Class of 1915 Award, given annually since 1931, is presented to the male student-athlete who best exemplifies the spirit and tradition of University of Pennsylvania Athletics. The recipient must be a senior student-athlete who shows outstanding athletic, academic, and leadership qualities. The academic standard is a 3.0 GPA. Voting on the award is conducted by the head coaches of Penn's men's varsity programs.

Kent was a three-time NCAA Championships qualifier, and earned All-America honors his junior year with a fourth-place finish after starting the tournament unseeded at Madison Square Garden. It was the best finish ever by an unseeded Penn wrestler at the Championships. Kent is a four-time second-team All-Ivy pick, and he graduates with 95 career wins. Casey is a Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics major in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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