Ky. - Northern Kentucky University’s Ricki Rothbauer has been
awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship of $7,500.
The NCAA awarded
58 postgraduate scholarships of $7,500 each to 29 men and 29 women
who participated in spring sports. Rothbauer was one of four softball
players this year to receive a postgraduate scholarship from the
the 10th NKU student-athlete in the past seven years to receive
an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. NKU’s Michelle Cottrell,
Shannon Smith, Kevin Listerman, Malissa Stevenson, Eva Broeg, Kim
Keyer-Scott, Stephanie Leimbach, Kristin Koralewski and Kristen
Votapek also received NCAA postgraduate scholarships during the
past seven years.
Rothbauer, a senior second baseman and a native of Louisville,
Ky., was selected third team All-American this season by the National
Fastpitch Coaches Association. She batted .379 with a team-leading
80 hits this season.
Rothbauer also collected 10 doubles and scored a team-leading 46
runs this season. A graduate of DuPont Manual High School, Rothbauer
finished No. 3 in Norse history with 234 career hits.
A year ago, Rothbauer was named a first team All-America selection
by the NFCA as NKU set a collegiate softball record by winning 55
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.