Friday, October 12, 2012

Kevin Harvick to award athletic scholarship at UNC

   On Monday, NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick will appear at UNC Chapel Hill to award a student athlete the Kevin Harvick Athletic Scholarship to student-athlete Nick Heilmann of the Tar Heels' wrestling team.

   The scholarship will be awarded prior to the UNC wrestling team's "Rumble in the Pit," which kicks off the squad's 2012-'13 season.

   Harvick's scholarship presentation marks the first stage of the Kevin Harvick Foundation's three-year commitment for an annual, full-ride scholarship to UNC for one need-based student athlete. Other applicants will be accepted and evaluated for the next two scholarships.

   This marks the second Kevin Harvick Athletic Scholarship offered to a college athletics program. The first was awarded at California State University-Bakersfield in Harvick's hometown. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver wrestled at North High in Bakersfield and donated money to refurbish the school's wrestling room after its 2008 condemnation.