Abbey Rogers Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
April 28, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Air Force senior gymnast Abbey Rogers (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was named a recipient of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, the NCAA announced on Monday, April 27. Rogers, the Falcons' captain during the 2009 season, becomes the first member of the women's gymnastics program to earn the prestigious award.
A three-time academic all-conference selection and 2008 CoSIDA academic all-district team member, Rogers holds a 3.78 grade-point-average. A two-time Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Year, Rogers is a three-time conference champion and 10-time all-conference selection. She competed at the NCAA Regionals during each of the past two years.
Earning a slot for graduate school through the Air Force Institute of Technology, the behavioral scientist major will attend the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Wake Forest University (Department of Psychology), where she will complete an 18-month program with a focus in social psychology. Following the completion of her thesis, Rogers will return to the Air Force as a behavioral scientist.
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.