Three University of Tennessee student-athletes have been rewarded for their combined excellence in the classroom and in competition. Male diver Ryan Helms and female track & field standouts Chanelle Price and Ellen Wortham are among 58 winter sport athletes nationwide earning 2011-12 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships.
Tennessee was the only NCAA Division I school with three scholarship recipients, and only two other programs matched or bettered that total. Division III schools Emory University and Kenyon College produced four and three, respectively. Five SEC schools had winners, including Arkansas with two, and Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and LSU with one each.
The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and
athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition. The one-time grants of $7,500 each are awarded for fall sports, winter sports and spring sports. Each sports season (fall, winter and spring), there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women. The scholarships are one-time, non-renewable grants.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.