The National Collegiate Athletic Association has announced that Luther College seniors Clare Slagel, swimming, and Justin Kreiter, wrestling, have each been awarded a 2017 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
The NCAA awards a one-time, non-renewable educational grant of $7,500 to 58 student-athletes—29 men and 29 women—who competed in winter sports.
To qualify for an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, a student-athlete must be nominated by his or her athletic department, have an overall grade point average of 3.2 (on a 4.0 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. The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women.