Grant Ament Announces He Will Not Return to Penn State

(Photo Courtesy of Penn State Athletics)

Penn State attackman Grant Ament announced on Instagram on Sunday morning that he would not be returning for another season. 

“I have decided that my time in a Penn State uniform has run its course and I will not be taking the year of eligibility,” Ament said. 

Ament’s decision comes in the wake of spring sports being cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the NCAA’s decision to grant spring sport athletes an extra year of eligibility. 

The Doylestown, Pa. native had a solid freshman and sophomore season for the Nittany Lions, but was sidelined in 2018 by a foot injury. He came back in 2019 and set the college lacrosse world on fire, setting the NCAA record for assists in a season (96), receiving the Lt. Col. Jack Turnbull Award for Outstanding Attackman, and being named a Tewaaraton Finalist. 

Ament helped lead Penn State to their first conference championship, first NCAA tournament win, and first trip to Championship Weekend in 2019. The 2020 season looked be another promising one for Ament and the Nittany Lions as they were 5-2 and ranked No. 7 in the nation when the season was cut short. 

Ament’s Penn State career ends with 280 points (91G/189A) in 54 games. He ranks first in Penn State and Big Ten history in both career points and assists. 

 

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