March 7, 2013
|Student-Athlete Profile: Becky Dru|
STANFORD, Calif.- Senior Becky Dru has been awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, representing Stanford's lone recipient of the fall season.
In order to qualify, student-athletes must excel academically and athletically, be in their final year of eligibility and plan to pursue graduate study. Student-athletes must also maintain at least a 3.2 grade-point average and be nominated by their institution's faculty athletics representative.
A two-time NFHCA All-Academic honoree during her career, Dru has compiled a 3.59 cumulative GPA as a human biology major. Dru was recently accepted to the University of Edinburgh, where she will begin her next endeavor as a medical student in September.
Created in 1964, NCAA postgraduate scholarships promote and encourage education by rewarding the Association's most accomplished student-athletes. There are 29 male and 29 female student-athletes honored, with each receiving $7,500. Similar awards will be given to winter and spring student-athletes.
A two-time Longstreth/NFHCA First Team All-American (2011, 2012), Dru was also honored as the 2012 NorPac Player of the Year, earning the distinction for the second straight season while collecting her fifth conference award overall, having also been the named the league's Defensive Player of the Year (2010, 2011) and Rookie of the Year (2009).
A native of Buckinghamshire, England, Dru led the Cardinal in goals (12), assists (12), points (36), shots (65) and game-winning goals (3) as a senior in 2012. Arguably one of the most decorated players in school history, Dru totaled 54 goals, 36 assists, 144 points, 311 shots and 15 game-winning goals in 87 career games.
Dru becomes Stanford's second field hockey player to be awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship in three years, as Xanthe Travlos was a recipient in 2011.
Stanford (16-7, 6-0 NorPac) is coming off another impressive campaign, reaching the NCAA Tournament and capturing the NorPac Championship for the fifth time in six years. The Cardinal, which has been a fixture in the national rankings for all but one week over the last three years, navigated through a grueling non-conference schedule in which it played four games against the nation's No. 1-ranked team at the time.