Nebraska Wesleyan University cross country athlete Logan Watley was one of the 29 men in the nation in all divisions selected to receive a $7,500 postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA for the fall 2009 sports season.
Nebraska Wesleyan now has 39 athletes that have earned NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships, which is fifth among Division III schools.
Watley (Lincoln, Neb./Lincoln Christian H.S.) is an accounting major who will graduate in May with an accounting degree. He completed his cross country career with a very successful senior season. Watley placed fifth at the GPAC Championships to earn his third All-GPAC honor. He was NWU’s top finisher at the Central Region Championships by finishing in sixth place. He also was the Prairie Wolves top runner at the NCAA III Championships in November by placing 88th. Watley competed at the NCAA III National Championships all four seasons. He is also a member of the NWU track & field team and posted a qualifying mark in the 1 Mile run.
He has already accepted a position with the accounting firm BKD, and plans to pursue either a Masters of Accountancy (MAcc) or a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).
Fifty-eight scholarships (29 men and 29 women) were awarded to fall sports participants in all three NCAA divisions.
To qualify for an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, a student-athlete must meet minimum GPA requirements and have performed with distinction as a member of the varsity team in the sport in which he or she 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.