NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients

The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.

Name   Sport   Year
Tom Minkel   Wrestling   1971
John Northrup   Baseball   1976
John Wunderlich   Football   1977
Bruno Pauletto   Men's Track and Field   1978
Michael Ball   Football   1980
Kevin Egnatuk   Football   1985
Betsy Yonkman   Women's Basketball   1986
Jody Beerman   Women's Basketball   1987
Robert Stebbins   Football   1988
Sue Nissen   Women's Basketball   1991
Jeff Bender   Football   1992
Sander Scott   Men's Basketball   1993
Melissa Brousseau   Women's Track and Field   2002
Mark DiSalvo   Wrestling   2006
Wynn Michalak   Wrestling   2008

NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship

Each year, the NCAA awards 13 scholarships to ethnic minorities and 13 scholarships to female college graduates who will be entering their initial year of postgraduate studies. The applicant must be seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or other program that will help the applicant obtain a career in intercollegiate athletics, such as athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer or other career that provides a direct service to intercollegiate athletics.

Name   Sport   Year
Edgard Cazal   Manager - Football/Men's Basketball   1997
Kary Tomaw   Women's Track and Field   1997
LaQuesha Wiley   Women's Track and Field   2002

Jim McKay Scholarship Program

The Jim McKay Scholarship program was established in 2008 to recognize the immense contributions and legacy of pioneer sports journalist Jim McKay and to assist former student-athletes who plan to work on a postgraduate degree at an NCAA college or university. The Jim McKay Scholarships are presented annually to one male and one female student-athlete who have excelled academically and plan to pursue postgraduate studies in the communications industry.

Name   Sport   Year
Brian Brunner   Football   2009

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