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NCAA Announces Postgraduate Scholarships, 24 Swimmers and Divers Awarded -- May 6, 2004

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind, May 7. THE NCAA has awarded 58 postgraduate scholarships of $7,500 each to 29 men and 29 women who participated in winter sports, which included women's archery, men's and women's basketball, women's bowling, men's and women's fencing, men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's rifle, men's and women's skiing, women's squash, men's and women's swimming and diving, women's synchronized swimming, women's team handball, men's and women's indoor track and field, and wrestling.

Swimmers dominated the list with a total of 24 postgrad scholarships.

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.

The winning swimmers are:


Women
Name Institution Division Major
Cassandra Baur California State University, Bakersfield II English
Denise Bogard University of California, San Diego II Chemical engineering
Kristen Connor University of Florida I Wildlife ecology
Megan Grunert University of Indianapolis II Biology; chemistry; Spanish
Julie Hardt University of Georgia I Exercise and sport science
Kayla Heising College of Wooster III Mathematics
Tara Kirk Stanford University I Human biology
Georgina Lee Southern Methodist University I Economics
Kristen Lewis University of California, Los Angeles I History
Sarah Marshall University of the Pacific (California) I Biology
Carolyne Savini University of Pittsburgh I Communications and rhetoric
Tracy Shessler Emory University III Sociology
Britta Veitenheimer Carleton College III Chemistry

Men
Name Institution Division Major
George Bruce Stanford University I Management science; engineering
Brian Castagna Bentley College II Computer information systems
Ryan Costella Villanova University I Political science; English
Marc Courtney-Brooks Kenyon College III Economics (honors)
Caesar Garcia Auburn University I Mechanical engineering
Richard Kinnett Emory University III Chemistry
Ronald Mittel University of Louisville I biology
Adam Morgan Texas A&M University I Management information systems
Jack Pennuto University of Missouri, Rolla I Mechanical engineering
Eric Ritter Washington and Lee University III Classics; biology
Scott Schultz University of Florida I Zoology
Scott Whitbeck Kalamazoo College III Economics; business administration