Scott Crouter received his Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Tennessee June 28. He graduated from Seaside High school in 1994 and from Linfield College in 1998.

While in high school and college, Crouter ran cross country and track, and competed in several national meets. Following graduation from Linfield, Crouter was selected as one of 15 graduate students to begin a master's degree program in cardiac rehabilitation and adult fitness at the University of Wisconsin.

Upon completion of his course work and an internship at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., Crouter worked at El Camino Community College and taught at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is working in a postdoctoral program at Cornell University. Crouter was recently selected as one of two winners of the Andy Kozar Scholarship, which recognizes scholarship from a graduate student at the University of Tennessee.

He is still involved in long-distance running and won numerous events while in Wisconsin, California and Tennessee.

Crouter is the son of Bev Crouter of Seaside.