Emily Adams Wins NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship

March 22, 2005

USC women's volleyball three-time All-American middle blocker Emily Adams has won an NCAA post-graduate scholarship.

She is one of 56 student-athletes who participated in fall 2004 sports to win the $7,500 award.

Adams, a 6-6 senior who boasts a 3.65 grade point average as an international relations major, also was an Academic All-American first teamer this year.

She becomes USC's 50th recipient of an NCAA post-graduate scholarship, a program which originated in 1964.

In addition to the fall sport honorees, the NCAA also awards 116 postgraduate scholarships to student-athletes participating in winter and spring sports in which the NCAA conducts championships or participates in as an emerging sport, 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.

Candidates are screened by seven regional selection committees, and the award recipients are selected by the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee.

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