June 28, 2006
Stanford, Calif. - Seven Stanford student-athletes were selected to receive NCAA postgraduate scholarships during the 2005-06 year.
Five Stanford student-athletes earned a spring scholarship: Chris Minaker (Baseball), Alice Barnes and Amber Liu (Women's Tennis), William Clayton (Men's Volleyball) and Scotti Shafer (Women's Water Polo). Earlier this year, Krista Rappahahn (Women's Basketball) and Peter Varellas (Men's Water Polo) were awarded winter and fall scholarships, respectively.
The NCAA awards 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, to student-athletes participating in fall, winter and spring sports in which the NCAA conducts championships or participates in as an emerging sport. Each student-athlete will receive postgraduate scholarships of $7,500.
To qualify for an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, a student-athlete must have an overall grade-point average of 3.200 (on a 4.000 scale) or its equivalent, and must have performed with distinction as a member of the varsity team in the sport in which the student-athlete was nominated. The student-athlete must have behaved, both on and off the field, in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete, the institution and intercollegiate athletics. The student-athlete also must intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time or part-time graduate student