Kyle Schafer Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
Feb. 28, 2007
Senior water polo player Kyle Schafer (Irvine, Calif.) became the latest Air Force athlete to be named a recipient of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, announced Tuesday by the NCAA.
Schafer, an operations research major and four-time member of the AWPCA All-Academic Team, finished his career with 73 goals and 45 assists. The 2005 team MVP and two-time All-WWPA selection posted his most productive season in 2006, recording 38 goals and 20 assists on the year.
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.
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 that can be used for research, books, tuition and other educational expenses at any graduate school.