July 8, 2002
Indianapolis, Ind. - The NCAA has awarded 58 postgraduate scholarships of $5,000 each to 29 men and 29 women who participated in spring sports, which included men's baseball, women's softball, rowing, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis, equestrian, men's and women's lacrosse, water polo, and men's and women's outdoor track and field.
In addition to the spring sport honorees, the NCAA also awards 116 postgraduate scholarships to student-athletes participating in fall and winter sports in which the NCAA conducts championships, for a total of 174 postgraduate scholarships annually.
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.
Nomination forms are sent to faculty athletics representatives for fall sports in September, for winter sports in late November and for spring sports in February. Selections are made three times each academic year. The application must be submitted during the appropriate seasonal category for the sport. Candidates are screened by seven regional selection committees and the winners are selected by the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee.
For more information about the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program, go to www.ncaa.org and click on Education/Outreach.
Stanford 2002 NCAA Spring Postgraduate Scholarship Winners
Sarah Beeson (Softball)
K.J. Hippensteel (Men's Tennis)
Kate Pettit (Women's Water Polo)
Chris O'Riordan (Baseball)