National academic award for Russ

Russ Smith has been honored with a 2013 Academic Momentum Award, as presented by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports and the Scholar Baller program.Russ-Smith-studying

Smith is one of 63 male and female student-athletes nationally representing 15 different sports to receive the honor, which is based on the level of academic improvement and the impact of that academic momentum.

Louisville basketball scholar, magnum.

Author: Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, as well as a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.