Virginia Tech senior tight end Chris Drager recently went through the application process for a Rhodes Scholarship, but he was turned down during the nomination phase.
“I’m definitely glad I did it, even though it didn’t work out in the end,” Drager said.
Drager said he submitted a resume, personal statement and “seven or eight” letters of reference before being interviewed for the nomination.
“They said all the paperwork was fantastic,” Drager said, but “[I was told] I didn’t expand on myself, on my thoughts enough, so they thought it would be best for them to not nominate me.”
Drager, who graduated in 2010 with a degree in human nutrition, foods and exercise, had a 3.83 grade-point average as an undergraduate,
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