Nebraska Wesleyan University tennis player Nate Anderson was one of 29 men in the nation in all divisions selected to receive a $7,500 postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA for the spring 2008 sports season.
Nate Anderson (Sr., Fremont, Neb., Fremont High School) graduated from NWU in May with a 3.87 GPA with a biochemistry and molecular biology major. Anderson was an All-GPAC selection this year at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles. He was 14-7 in singles and 14-6 in doubles matches as a senior. During his career he earned six All-GPAC awards and one honorable mention All-Conference award. He finished his career with 65 doubles victories to set a new school career record. His 56 singles victories rank fourth all-time in NWU history.
Anderson is the first men’s tennis player at Nebraska Wesleyan to earn a NCAA Postgraduate scholarship. He was also named an Academic All-American® this year.
Five Nebraska Wesleyan student-athletes have earned NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships during the 2007-08 school year. That is the most of any NCAA Division III Schools. NWU tied NCAA Division I, University of Pennsylvania, and DII University of South Dakota with five. Only Stanford University (10) and the University of Nebraska (6) earned more this season.
Nebraska Wesleyan now has 36 athletes that have earned NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships, which is fourth among Division III schools.
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.