Six SEC student-athletes earn NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships

(SEC) -  Six Southeastern Conference student-athletes participating in spring sports have been awarded postgraduate scholarships by the NCAA.

Scholarships of $7,500 have been given by the NCAA to 29 male and 29 female student-athletes who participated in men's and women's golf, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's outdoor track and field, baseball, men's volleyball, softball, women's rowing and women's water polo.

The six SEC student-athletes represented the largest total from any Division I conference.  The SEC student-athletes are:

  • Evelien Dekkers, Outdoor Track & Field, Florida
  • Lillian Hammond, Softball, Tennessee
  • Tiffany Huff, Softball, Tennessee
  • Saketh Myneni, Men's Tennis, Alabama
  • Katelyn Rodrigue, Outdoor Track & Field, LSU
  • Phoebe Wright, Outdoor Track & Field, Tennessee

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-athletes chosen have showed dedication and effort while performing both on and off the field at a high level that has brought credit to the student-athlete, the institution and intercollegiate athletics.