A pair of Nebraska Wesleyan University student-athletes were among the 58 in the nation in all divisions selected to receive a $7,500 postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA for the Winter 2008 sports season.
Women’s track athlete Holly Andrews (Sr., Seward, Neb., Seward High School) has a 3.99 cumulative GPA, majoring in Exercise Science. Andrews is a two-time NCAA III All-American in the hurdles. She placed third in the 55-meter hurdles at the 2008 Indoor Championships in March setting a new NWU school record. She was the 60-meter champion and set a new meet record at the 2008 GPAC Indoor Championships. This past indoor season Andrews was named the NCAA Central Region Athlete-of-the-Year. She is a 12-time All-GPAC performer and currently has the fastest time in the 100-meter hurdles in the conference. Andrews plans to enter the Occupational Therapy Program at The University of South Dakota this fall.
Men’s track athlete Evan Knight (Sr., Keystone, Neb., Ogallala High School) has a 3.99 cumulative GPA, with a double major in History and Spanish. Knight is a six-time All-American at NWU. He was a member of the 2005 NCAA III Indoor National Champion Distance medley relay team. He also was the national runner-up in the 800 at the 2006 DIII NCAA Indoor Championships and was the 2006 Central Region Athlete-of-the-Year. He is an 11-time All-GPAC performer and is a two-time Academic All-American. Knight will be studying Arabic in Tunis, Tunisia this summer and intends to pursue a doctorate in Spanish civilization and culture.
Nebraska Wesleyan now has 35 athletes that have earned NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships, which is fourth among Division III schools, passing Johns Hopkins and MIT. View List
NWU was one of eight schools in all divisions with more than one scholarship winner. The other schools with multiple winners were Division I Stanford, Missouri, Florida, Michigan and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Division II Clarion and Division III Gustavus Adolphus.
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