INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NCAA has announced the fall sport recipients for the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship program. Wofford women's soccer student-athlete Katie Beuerlein will receive a $7,500 scholarship to be applied toward the graduate degree program of her choice.
Beuerlein, a senior forward from Knoxville, Tennessee, played in 18 of the Terriers 19 matches and scored seven goals while tallying five assists. She finished the season second in goals scored and third in assists. In addition to her accomplishments on the field, Beuerlein has earned a 4.00 GPA in her biology major with a concentration in neuroscience. She has also been named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll three times and was named a CoSIDA Academic All-American.
The NCAA awards Postgraduate Scholarships to student-athletes who are in their final year of college athletics eligibility. Up to 175 scholarships are awarded each year for use toward an accredited graduate program. Awardees are evaluated on their academic and athletic achievement, campus involvement, community service, volunteer activities and demonstrated leadership. The program rewards college athletes whose dedication and effort reflect the characteristics needed to succeed in graduate study.
Awardees are chosen by the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee, which includes faculty athletics representatives, athletics administrators and a conference commissioner.
"These scholarships are one of the ways the NCAA provides a pathway to opportunity for student-athletes," said Mattie White, chair of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee and senior associate athletics director at Indiana. "These scholarships are reserved for student-athletes with distinguished college careers highlighted by outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership. These experiences prepare them for success in graduate study and life."
For information on past winners, award criteria, and the nomination process and deadlines, visit ncaa.org/scholarshipsandgrants.