Ky. - Northern Kentucky University’s Liz Holmes 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 fall sports. Holmes was one of 12 volleyball
players this year to receive a postgraduate scholarship from the
Holmes, a senior
middle hitter and a graduate of Mercy High School in Cincinnati,
finished her career as NKU’s all-time leader with 1,850 kills
and was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America
first team as a senior. Holmes earned Great Lakes Valley Conference
Player of the Year honors in the fall and topped the league in hitting
percentage (.432), kills (4.55 kpg) and points (5.37).
Holmes was named the Great Lakes Region Player of the Year and became
the first NKU player to earn AVCA All-America honors three times.
In 2005 and '06, Holmes earned honorable mention All-America accolades
from the AVCA.
She is just
the third Norse standout to be selected to the All-America first
team, joining Jessica Buroker (1999) and Kristin Koralewski (2003).
Holmes was also named to the Daktronics NCAA Division II All-America
first team in the fall.
second in NKU history in block assists (291), sixth in solo blocks
(63) and seventh in digs (1,191). She recorded 555 kills this season,
the fifth-highest single-season total in Norse history.
The NCAA annually
awards 174 postgraduate scholarships to student-athletes who have
excelled academically and athletically and who are in their last
year of intercollegiate athletics competition. 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.
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