Ky. - Northern Kentucky University women’s golfer Kim Keyer-Scott
and Norse softball standout Stephanie Leimbach have each been awarded
an NCAA postgraduate scholarship of $7,500.
The NCAA awarded the
$7,500 postgraduate scholarships to 29 men and 29 women who participated
in spring sports in all three NCAA divisions. During the 2004-05
academic year, the NCAA awarded a total of 174 postgraduate scholarships
to fall, winter, and spring student-athletes.
Keyer-Scott and Leimbach
join volleyball player Kristin Koralewski as NKU student-athletes
to receive postgraduate scholarships in 2004-05. Koralewski was
a recipient for fall sports.
Keyer-Scott, a native
of Cincinnati, earned All-America honors four times in her NKU career.
At the 2003 NCAA Division II national championships, Keyer-Scott
took fifth-place honors individually - the best finish in the history
of NKU women’s golf.
Leimbach, a native of
Hilliard, Ohio, finished her career as the NKU softball program’s
all-time leader in hits (258) and runs scored (151). She led the
Norse to a 55-2 record as a senior and was named second team All-American
by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
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.
also must intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate
degree as a full-time or part-time graduate student.