Anthony DiPasquale of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania football team was a recipient of a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Fall 2012 Top 10 Award recipients chosen by the PSAC’s sports information directors. The PSAC Top 10 Awards are designed to recognize student-athletes who excel in both the classroom and in athletic competition.
Initiated in the 1997-98 academic year, the Top 10 Award recipients are given to five male and five females in each athletic season: fall, winter and spring. To be a candidate, a student-athlete must have achieved a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade point average and must be a starter or key reserve with legitimate athletic credentials for his or her respective team.
DiPasquale, graduated in December with a degree in marketing and a 3.75 cumulative grade point average. He is also a graduate of Pine-Richland High School.
DiPasquale started all 14 games at center last fall for a team that won the PSAC championship and advanced to the NCAA Division II Super Region One championship game.
DiPasquale blocked for nation’s 10th-best running game (259.3 rush yards/game) and two 1,000-yard rushers in Harvie Tuck (1,660 yards) and De’Antwan Williams (1,325 yards). The Crimson Hawks finished second in the nation with a 34:16 average time of possession and 12th with 0.79 sacks allowed per game.
DiPasquale was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America second team and was the 2012 PSAC Football Champion Scholar Athlete. He was also 2012 All-PSAC West second team
DiPasquale started 44 games in his career. He was a PSAC Scholar Athlete each season and made the Dean’s List each semester.
At the conclusion of the academic year, all Top Ten Award winners from each season are eligible for the PSAC Pete Nevins Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards, given to one male and one female candidate.