The NCAA's 2013 spring sports postgraduate scholarship winners have been announced, with 29 male and 29 female spring sports student-athletes each receiving $7,500. Arizona State University track and field standout Constance Ezugha was among the recipients.
Ezugha became ASU's 25th recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, including 13 since 2009.
Ezugha, who was also recently honored with an Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship honor as well, was a three-time letterwinner for the Sun Devil track and field program. She was the 2012 Pac-12 Champion in the long jump and a two-time All-American in the event.
Ezugha was a four-time member of the Dean's List and President of the Sun Devil Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was twice named to both the MPSF, USTFCCCCA and Pac-12 All-Academic teams. An Arthur Ashe Sports-Scholar, Ezugha donated many hours to community service, taking mark in numerous activities ranging from clothing and canned food drives to cleaning and recycling activities as well as serving as a tour guide and guest speaker to youth from across the Valley. She recently completed an internship with Dr. Ahn and Perez, DDS.
Similar awards are given each season to fall and winter student-athletes, totaling 174 individual winners.
To qualify, student-athletes must excel academically and athletically, be in their final year of eligibility and plan to pursue graduate study. Student-athletes must also maintain at least a 3.2 grade-point average and be nominated by their institution's faculty athletics representative.
Created in 1964, the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships promote and encourage education by rewarding the Association's most accomplished student-athletes.
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