(Editor's note: UW Athletics release)
LARAMIE, Wyo. - University of Wyoming head football Coach Craig Bohl and his wife Leia are providing a $100,000 gift to the University of Wyoming Athletics Department to fund the scholarship costs of UW spring sport senior student-athletes who have indicated they wish to return for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year. The estimated costs of those scholarships will be $70,000. The remainder of the Bohls’ $100,000 gift will go toward supporting the UW Athletics Training Table and other student-athlete nutritional needs.
The NCAA recently announced that spring sport senior student-athletes would be granted an extra season of eligibility due to the fact that their spring sport seasons were cancelled because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The cost of covering scholarship costs for those seniors for the additional year, however, would need to be funded by each university’s athletics department.
In making the gift, Bohl said, “Leia and I have been blessed by our time at Wyoming. This is an opportunity for us to give back to the young people who represent our University so well. Tough times don’t last, but tough people do. OneWyoming.”
“I applaud the Bohls for this commitment,” said Tom Burman, University of Wyoming Athletics Director. “Coach knew how bad I wanted to fund those senior scholarships, but in our current financial situation I couldn’t. Craig and Leia are invested in Wyoming like no other head-coaching family in my time here.”