2004 Socrates Award Nominee
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Alvin Cowan
Yale University
Class: Senior
Sport(s): Football (Quarterback)
GPA: 3.43


  • 126th captain of Yale football
  • 23 passing TDs and 10 rushing TDs in 11 starts (ten full games) over two seasons
  • Only Yale player to throw for 300-plus yards in four games during a season
  • National Football College Hall of Fame Scholarship recipient

  • Leadership team for Athletes in Action Christian Ministry
  • Helped organize "Bandana Ball" benefiting Ronald McDonald House in 1999.
  • Helped organize Amelia Bullock Food Drive for the Hungry and Homeless in 2000

    Cowan plans to graduate next May with a degree in political science.

    Did you Know?
    Cowan was named one of Yale’s “50 Most Beautiful People” by Rumpus Magazine. He enjoys playing guitar and watching romantic comedies.

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