Sypniewski snaps up scholarship

2013 commit realized under-radar role could lead to major college offer

Updated: December 6, 2012, 8:49 AM ET
By Chantel Jennings | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- For his entire life, people have never known how to pronounce the last name of Scott Sypniewski (Ottawa, Ill./Marquette). Teachers, friends and strangers have stumbled through it for years.

Sipe-nes-ski? No. Sip-nice-ski? Nope. Spin-ew-skee? Not even close.

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Courtesy Sypniewski FamilyScotty Sypniewski and his family were thrilled when Michigan offered a full ride, and he committed quickly.
But Sypniewski (pronounced Sip-new-ski) knows that if he does his job at Michigan, no one ever will know his name in Ann Arbor. And he's OK with that.

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