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David Goodwin

Penn State University
Economics & Spanish (Double Major)


David Goodwin is scheduled to graduate in May with a double major in both economics and Spanish. He has compiled a cumulative 3.65 grade-point average and has been a member of the dean’s list on four occasions (3.5 GPA for the semester). Twice Goodwin has been an Academic All-Big Ten selection, and he spent the summer of 2016 teaching English to university students in Cuba after spending the previous summer teaching and perfecting his Spanish in Mexico.


Goodwin is the true definition of a student-athlete. He is hardworking, extremely smart, earns excellent grades, is team-minded and doesn’t thrive on personal gain, but does what is best for the team.


In the summer of 2014 Goodwin spent nearly two weeks on a mission trip to El Salvador. On the trip he stayed with a family in San Salvador and helped on a number of construction projects (retaining wall, roof, playground) and worked at an orphanage. He had also done two mission trips prior to his time at PSU (Mexico & Nicaragua). The next summer, in 2015, he studied abroad in Mexico living again with a host family and perfecting his Spanish. Last summer, he traveled to Cuba to help teach English.

Last season he also participated in the following:
• Visited a THON Child in Hershey with the team.
• Ran a water station at the Mt. Nittany Marathon.
• Helped with Try Hockey for FREE.
• Volunteered for a Reading Rewards program that teammate Ricky DeRosa started with a 2nd-grade class.


David Goodwin was voted captain by his peers for the 2016-17 season. He is Penn State’s all-time leading scorer with 93 points in 113 games as of nomination time. His 60 assists are also a current program standard. Goodwin began the season ranked eighth among current NCAA Division I players in career points with 90. A two-time Big Ten Honorable Mention selection, he holds two of the top three best seasons in Nittany Lion history with 34 and 38 points in back-to-back seasons during his sophomore and junior campaigns. His 27 assists last season set a single-season program record.