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Scholarship Fund Established to Honor Late Penn State Lineman Adam Gress

by on December 11, 2018 10:10 AM

A year ago, Penn State football lost one of its own with the death of Adam Gress. However, his family and friends are hoping his memory will continue to live on in the form of a scholarship in his name.

The lineman died suddenly in December 2017 while working at a construction site in the Pittsburgh area. He was 26. It was later found that he had an undiagnosed heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which ultimately led to his death.

A GoFundMe page has been created to raise money for the scholarship fund. The goal of the page is to raise $50,000 — the minimum amount needed to establish the scholarship — for future Penn State football players and as a lasting tribute to Gress. To date, the scholarship fund has raised more than $8,000. 

The former lineman graduated from Penn State in 2013. During his time in Happy Valley, Gress was successful not only on the football field, but also in the classroom as a double major in telecommunications and broadcast journalism.

At the time of his death, he was engaged to long-time fiancée Angela Torchia and working in Pittsburgh as a home builder.

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Emma Dieter is a writer for Onward State.
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