A Bison Legacy

Thanks to a historic $40 million gift from Michael Pascucci ’58, P’81, P’87, G’21, G’22, Bucknell is investing $10 million in enhancements in and around Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium to raise the bar for student-athletes. The remaining $30 million will stand as a legacy of excellence, funding an unrestricted, need-based financial aid endowment through the Pascucci Family Scholarship.

“Michael Pascucci’s commitments to both financial aid and athletics will help Bucknell fulfill our mission of helping our student-athletes reach their fullest potential,” says Jermaine Truax, director of athletics & recreation.

Bison Pride

As college athletics enters a new era, Bucknell’s strategic vision will ensure Bison athletes maintain both a competitive edge and the Bucknellian spirit.
Across Bucknell’s 27 Division I teams, Bucknell student-athletes are leaders on and off the field who tackle each challenge with a team-first mentality. More than 750 students annually accept the challenge of pairing Division I athletics and world-class academics to make their mark on the Patriot League. The mighty Bison are coached by mission-driven mentors who focus on a holistic student experience.

Excellence in Athletics and Academics

Meghan Quinn ’24, psychology | track & field
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A highly decorated sprinter and reigning Patriot League champion in the 60-meter dash, Quinn recently received the Charles F. White Memorial Prize for Scholar-Athletes, recognizing her classroom accomplishments and her track record. In addition to appearing on the Dean’s List, she conducts research in psychology, is a member of the Bison Cares club and serves on the Bucknell Public Safety Student Advisory Committee.
Brent Jackson ’23, finance | football
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Jackson starts as a defensive back for the Bison and is one of the Patriot League’s leaders in tackles. He was recently named a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy, which is awarded to the top scholar-athlete in college football, and was an Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar in 2022. He’s a member of the Bison Business Alliance and Bison Athletes of Color affinity group, and was an intern at BMO Harris Bank in Chicago last summer.