Andrew Park Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

July 14, 2002

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Andrew Park - a senior member of USC's 2002 men's tennis national championship team - has added one more honor to his long list of accolades. On July 8, Park was selected as one of 29 men (who participated in spring sports including baseball, softball, rowing, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis, equestrian, men's and women's lacrosse, water polo, and men's and women's outdoor track and field) to earn an NCAA postgraduate scholarship.

The NCAA awards 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women, to student-athletes at the Division I, II and III levels. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their last year of intercollegiate athletics competition.

Park graduated on May 10 with a degree in biological sciences, a minor in biotechnology and a 3.74 cumulative grade point average. He will begin graduate coursework in USC's Keck School of Medicine in the fall.

The one-time grants of $5,000 each are awarded for fall sports, winter sports and spring sports. 58 scholarships are awarded for each category, 29 scholarships going to both men and women.

Eligibility is restricted to student-athletes at NCAA member institutions who, in their final year of eligibility, have performed with distinction as members of varsity teams in the sport for which they were nominated. Nominees must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.200 (based on a 4.000 scale), be nominated by the faculty athletics representative or athletics director and intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a part-time or full-time graduate student.

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