Junior Brandon Potts (Bowie, Md.) of the Saint Anselm College football team was among 46 student-athletes to receive the Division II 50th Anniversary Scholarship, as announced by the NCAA. Recipients have exemplified the division's Life in the Balance philosophy through high-level athletics competitions, academic achievement, campus involvement, and community engagement.

Brandon Potts - Scholarship Winner

Division II schools submitted 196 nominations for the commemorative scholarship. Conference offices reviewed their member schools' nominations and selected up to four finalists for review by the Division II Management Council Identity Subcommittee. The subcommittee reviewed all finalist submissions and determined the recipients, awarding one male student-athlete and one female student-athlete from each of the 23 Division II conferences. 

Potts competed in all 10 games for the Hawks in 2023, recording 18 total tackles, a forced fumble, one interception, a fumble recovery, and a blocked punt. He was named to the Northeast-10's Fall Academic All-Conference Team and the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Team for his performance both on the field and in the classroom. Over his three years on the Hilltop, the junior defensive back has earned Northeast-10 Conference Academic Honor Roll and Saint Anselm Dean's List each semester. Potts was also named to the NE10's All-Conference Second Team on the defensive side of the ball in 2022.

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