Former WIU Student Up for Cosmo’s Bachelor of the Year 2012

Eric Anerino – Illinois Bachelor of the Year 2012 as selected by Cosmopolitan magazine

Former Leatherneck track and field athlete Eric Anerino, of Naperville, IL, is participating in Cosmopolitan magazine’s annual hunt for the country’s most eligible bachelor to be crowned Bachelor of the Year 2012.

A man from each state is chosen and eligible to win the title and $10,000. A picture and brief biography is provided for online voters.

Anerino, currently a high school English teacher, graduated from Western Illinois University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in English. While at Western, Anerino was involved in WIU academically as well as athletically. He was named the 2010 Department Scholar in English, and he was also active in Western’s track and field team, serving as captain and helping to host the Shaymus Relays, a fundraiser for WIU women’s soccer coach Tony Guinn’s son, who is battling Ewing’s Sarcoma. He was also a conference champion and regional qualifier on the team.

To find out more information about Anerino’s run for Bachelor of the Year, or to vote for Anerino, visit

One thought on “Former WIU Student Up for Cosmo’s Bachelor of the Year 2012

  1. What a fun way to honor this bright young man of integrity. He continues to contribute to others as a high school English teach and coach. Voting ends tomorrow at 6am eastern time so vote TODAY!

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