Shackleton Twins Earn NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships

July 2, 2009

The NCAA has awarded educational grants to 58 student-athletes through the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program and track and field senior distance runners Drew and Kyle Shackleton represent UCLA on the list of honorees.

The winners (29 men and 29 women) represent spring-sports participants who will receive one-time, nonrenewable grants of $7,500. The NCAA previously identified postgraduate scholars for fall and winter sports seasons.

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

The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program was created in 1964 to promote and encourage postgraduate education by rewarding the Association's most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA sports.

Both Drew and Kyle earned Pac-10 All-Academic first-team honors in late May.

The are the 64th and 65th UCLA student-athletes to earn NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships.

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