scholarship purple 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/22/13) – Chelsea Oswald continues to rake in prestigious honors both academically and athletically, as she was recently awarded the prestigious NCAA Fall Postgraduate Scholarship.
 
The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically, and who are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition. Oswald finished her senior cross country season as a 2012 All-American.
 
She is the first Wildcat to garner the award since rifle team member Andrew Roland in 2008-09.
 
Oswald has been named to the athletic director’s honor roll, awarded to the Wildcat with the highest semester GPA on his/her team, six times (Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011 and Spring 2012).
 
She was named to the SEC Freshman honor roll, and the SEC honor roll for the 2010-11, and 2011-12 seasons. Oswald has also been on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee since 2010, serving as historian since 2011.
 
Oswald finished third at both the SEC Cross Country Championships and NCAA Southeast Regional earning All-SEC and All-Region honors in the process.
 
Oswald won the NCAA Elite 89 award earlier this month for indoor track and field. The honor is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships.
 
Oswald also racked up athletic awards during the recently-completed indoor track and field season claiming All-America honors in two events, first-team in the distance medley relay, and second-team at 3,000 meters.
 
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.
 
The one-time grants of $7,500 each are awarded for fall sports, winter sports and spring sports.
 
Each sports season (fall, winter and spring), there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women. The scholarships are one-time, nonrenewable grants.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by the Brent Ingram
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

UniFirst Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

HENDERSON, Ky. (4/17/15) — Staff from UniFirst Corporation's Evansville location were joined by Kyndle Ambassadors and… Read More

Lady Colonels Shut Out Hancock County

HENDERSON, Ky. (4/17/15) — Host Henderson County limited Hancock County to three hits and pulled away to win 3-0 in a… Read More
1 DOW 17,826.30
-279.47 (-1.54%)    
2 S&P 2,081.18
-23.81 (-1.13%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,931.81
-75.98 (-1.52%)    

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6161

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 14, 2015 4825

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 3813

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 16, 2015 3344

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 11, 2015 2967

Juvenile Injured When Struck by Vehicle

by Madisonville Police

Most Read This Month

March 18, 2015 10048

UPDATE: Hanson Man Located in Henderson, Taken to…

by Trooper Stu Recke
April 02, 2015 8433

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 3813

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 18, 2015 2031

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 17, 2015 1063

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 17, 2015 1030

Two Charged in Connection with Powderly Firearms…

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 907

Police Officers Building Up Community by Helping…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 815

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 577

'The Bidding is On' at Annual Library Auction

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 519

Free Seedling Plantings Available While Supplies…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 483

Brown Pitches Baseball to Series Opener over…

by UK Athletics