May 4, 2000
LISTERMAN RECEIVES POSTGRADUATE AWARD
NKU basketball standout receives NCAA postgraduate scholarship
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Northern Kentucky University mens basketball player Kevin Listerman has been awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship of $5,000.
The NCAA awarded 67 postgraduate scholarships of $5,000 each to 32 basketball players (16 men and 16 women) and 35 football players at member institutions. Listerman, a four-year starter for the Norse, is one of six Division II/Division III mens basketball players to receive the prestigious postgraduate scholarship this year.
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.
In addition to the basketball and football honorees, the NCAA awards 107 postgraduate scholarships (36 for men and 71 for women) to student-athletes participating in sports other than football and basketball in which the NCAA conducts championships and emerging sports. Those scholarships will be awarded in June.
Of the 32 basketball scholarships, 12 were awarded to Division I student-athletes, 12 were awarded to student-athletes in Divisions II and III, and the remaining eight were awarded at large. Of the 35 football scholarships awarded, 13 were given to Division I student-athletes, 13 were awarded to Division II and Division III, and the remaining nine were awarded at large.
To qualify for a NCAA postgraduate scholarship, a student-athlete must have an overall grade-point average of 3.000 (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 also must intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time or part-time graduate student. In addition, 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.