NCAA Award of Valor

Jan. 19, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Former Maryland track and field student and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Captain Florent “Flo” Groberg was presented with the NCAA Award of Valor at the NCAA Honors Celebration Wednesday evening at the Gaylord Opry Resort and Convention Center.

Maryland Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson presented the award to Captain Groberg. The Award of Valor is given to a student-athlete, coach or administrator who, when confronted with a situation involving personal danger, averted or minimized potential disaster by courageous action. The award is not presented annually, but in the event of an outstanding act of valor.

Groberg competed for Maryland as a member of the track and field team from 2003-to-2006 as a distance specialist, as well as running cross country for the Terps. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice.

For the full University of Maryland Release, click here.