University of Denver cross-country skier Rene Reisshauer (Erfurt, Germany) was named one of 58 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners this winter, the NCAA announced.
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER cross-country skier Rene Reisshauer (Erfurt, Germany) was named one of 58 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners this winter, the NCAA announced.
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 in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.
Reisshauer, who hails from Erfurt, Germany, is a management and marketing major and will receive a one-time, nonrenewable grant of $7,500.
At the 2008 NCAA Championships, Reisshauer placed fifth in the freestyle to earn First Team All-American honors for the sixth time in his career and help the Pioneers earn the program's 19th national championship.
Hampered by illness most of the season, Reisshauer gutted his way to 17th place in the classical, the first time in his career that he finished outside the top 10. Reisshauer won the classical individual title in 2005 and was runner-up last season.
Reisshauer is the ninth Pioneer to receive the scholarship since the 2001-02 season.
The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship was created in 1964 to promote and encourage postgraduate education by rewarding the Association’s most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA championship and/or emerging sports. Athletics and academic achievements, as well as campus involvement, community service, volunteer activities and demonstrated leadership, are evaluated
The NCAA will name postgraduate scholars for spring sports later this year. For more information about the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships, go to the Diversity and Inclusion link under the About the NCAA tab at www.ncaa.org.