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Senior Katie Reis Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

May 15, 2003

May 15, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw senior Katie Reis, a member of the DePauw swimming and diving team, is among 58 athletes nationwide who participated in winter sports to receive an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. She is the 17th DePauw student-athlete to earn the prestigious honor since 1968. (photo by Marilyn E. Culler)

A sociology major with a 3.92 grade point average, Reis earned Division III all-America honors five times in her DePauw career including in March with a seventh-place finish in the 200 backstroke at the NCAA Championships. Reis, a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa as well as Chi Alpha Sigma (National Scholar Athlete Honor Society) and has made the DePauw Dean's List each of her seven semesters.

The holder of four individual school records and part of two school-record relays, Reis also holds the DePauw record for most points scored and is tied for first for the most points scored in NCAA Championships competition.

The NCAA has awarded 58 postgraduate scholarships of $6,900 each to 29 men and 29 women who participated in winter sports, which included men's and women's basketball, fencing, men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's ice hockey, rifle, skiing, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's indoor track and field and wrestling. In addition to the winter sport honorees, the NCAA also awards 116 postgraduate scholarships to student-athletes participating in fall and spring sports in which the NCAA conducts championships, 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.

DePauw's NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients

  • 1969 - Tom McCormick, men's basketball
  • 1970 - Richard Tharp, men's basketball
  • 1972 - Steve Overman, men's basketball
  • 1973 - Gordon Pittenger, men's basketball
  • 1977 - Mike Kinney, men's track and field
  • 1978 - Mark Frazer, football
  • 1981 - Jay True, football
  • 1985 - Rich Bonaccorsi, football
  • 1986 - Tony de Nicola, football
  • 1986 - Phil Wendel, men's basketball
  • 1988 - Nancy Gritter, women's swimming and diving
  • 1992 - Tom Beaulieu, football
  • 1998 - Charee Campbell, women's swimming and diving
  • 1999 - Susan Bender, women's basketball
  • 2001 - Adrienne Gough, women's cross country/track & field
  • 2003 - Katie Reis, women's swimming and diving
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