Recent Nebraska Wesleyan University graduate Scott Keller was one of 29 men in the nation selected to receive a $7,500 postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA for the fall 2005 sports season.
Keller, who graduated a semester early last December with a 3.95 cumulative GPA in exercise science and wellness, becomes the 28th Nebraska Wesleyan student-athlete to receive the award and 23rd since 1997. To view NWU’s all-time winners, click here.
NWU ranks sixth among NCAA Division III institutions (see list below). Keller finished his career as the eighth-leading tackler in NWU history with 273, and he plans to enroll at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Mo., later this year.
NCAA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Top 15 institutions in Division III
1. Emory University, 49
2. Kenyon College, 48
3. Denison University, 39
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 35
5. Johns Hopkins University, 32
6. Nebraska Wesleyan University, 28
7. Trinity University (Texas), 27
(tie) Luther College, 27
9. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, 26
10. University of the South, 25
11. Carleton College, 24
(tie) Washington & Lee University, 24
13. Wartburg College, 22
(tie) Cornell College, 22
15. Kalamazoo College, 19
The NCAA awarded 58 postgraduate scholarships of $7,500 each to 29 male student-athletes and 29 female student-athletes who participated in fall sports, cross country, football, soccer and volleyball. 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. The student-athlete also must intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time or part-time graduate student.