Five wrestlers awarded NCAA postgraduate scholarships

By slamsports | May 30, 2003, 12 a.m. (ET)
The NCAA has awarded 58 postgraduate scholarships of $6,900 each to 29 men and 29 women who participated in winter sports, which included men's and women's basketball, fencing, men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's ice hockey, rifle, skiing, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's indoor track and field and wrestling. Five of the scholarship winners competed in wrestling, with three scholarships going to Div. III athletes and two scholarships going to Div. II athletes. The Div. III wrestlers who received scholarships are John Morf of St. Olaf College, Andrew Vogel of Messiah College and Stephen Kareha of Gettysburg College. The Div. II wrestlers who received scholarships are Aaron Monseau of West Liberty State and Tyler Bryant of South Dakota State. In addition to the winter sport honorees, the NCAA also awards 116 postgraduate scholarships to student-athletes participating in fall and spring sports in which the NCAA conducts championships, for a total of 174 postgraduate scholarships annually. 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-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. Nomination forms are sent to faculty athletics representatives for fall sports in September, for winter sports in late November and for spring sports in February. Also, applications can be completed online. Selections are made three times each academic year. The application must be submitted during the appropriate seasonal category for the sport. Candidates are screened by seven regional selection committees and the winners are selected by the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee. For more information about the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program, go to and click on Education/Outreach. Wrestlers who won NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships: Tyler Bryant, South Dakota State, Div. II, Biology Stephen Kareha, Gettysburg College, Div. III, Health and Exercise Aaron Monseau, West Liberty State College, Div. II, Chemisty/Biology John Morf, St. Olaf College, Div. III, English and Theatre Andrew Vogel, Messiah College, Div. III, Electrical Engineering