PHILADELPHIA- Defensive back Tyson Maugle added yet another postseason honor for the University of Pennsylvania football team, when the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame presented him with a Scholar-Athlete Award at its annual banquet Wednesday.
Maugle, a senior from Duncansville, Pa., majoring in biology, earned the award at the scholar-athlete banquet held on the campus of Villanova University. The banquet honors scholar-athletes from ten local colleges and thirty area high schools and recognizes excellence in exhibiting superior qualities of scholarship, citizenship and leadership.
The prize comes on the heels of an outstanding career for Maugle at Penn, as the 2008 co-captain led a defense that ranked first and fourth in the Ivy League and the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), respectively. In all, Maugle played in 28 games for the Quakers, finishing his career as a two-time honorable mention All-Ivy with 148 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles and five interceptions. The aspiring surgeon has equaled his success on the field with his accomplishments in the classroom - Maugle was an Academic All-Area honoree in 2008.
In his final year with the Red and Blue, the three-year letterwinner helped to guide the Quakers to their best overall and Ivy finish in four seasons. Penn finished one game out of the Ivy title with a 6-4 overall record and 5-2 League record.