BATON ROUGE - Former LSU running back Orlando Gunn was named one of 10 finalists for the 2010-11 John McLendon Postgraduate Scholarship on Thursday.
The award is presented by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annually to senior-level minority students who intend to pursue a graduate degree in athletics administration. The winners of the award each receive a $10,000 scholarship to be used towards their postgraduate studies in athletic administration.
Gunn, a native of Harker Hights, Texas, was well known during his tenure at LSU for his outstanding commitment to service in the Baton Rouge community.
NACDA is a professional and educational association for more than 6,500 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Gunn is the only finalist this year to represent the Southeastern Conference. Other finalists include Eric Bailey, Oklahoma; Khyrstal Carter, Texas A&M; Desron Dorset, Georgia State; Whitney Hughes, Gonzaga; Katherine Hyland, Brown; Simone Jackson, Central Florida; Grace Murray, UCLA; Sherraine Pencil, Oklahoma; and Tiffany White, Florida State.