Courtesy: NC State Athletics
INDIANAPOLIS – Former member of the NC State swimming team Soren Dahl is a 2018 recipient of the Jim McKay Scholarship, as announced by the NCAA Wednesday.
Created in 2008 to honor the legacy of pioneer sports journalist Jim McKay, the NCAA Walter Byers Scholarship Committee chooses the two recipients of the $10,000 scholarships for postgraduate study. The scholarships recognize student-athletes’ academic achievement and potential to make a major contribution to the sports communications industry.
A 2016 Olympian for his native Denmark, the communications and political science double major plans on pursuing a master’s degree in communications. Following the conclusion of his athletic eligibility, Dahl served as a student assistant coach, an athletic marketing volunteer and a public relations and marketing intern for a gym.
Dahl’s accomplishments inside the pool were equally as impressive; along with being an Olympian he was also an NCAA Champion in the 800 freestyle relay in 2017 and the 400 freestyle relay in 2016. He earned All-America honors 11 times and was an ACC Champion eight times.
From 2015-2017 he was named to the All-ACC Academic Team while also being honored as a CSCAA Scholar All-American from 2015-17.
The full NCAA announcement regarding the scholarships is available here. Belmont women’s basketball player Kylee Smith was the second recipient.