Awarded NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship
University cross country and track standout Whitney Bishoff has been awarded a
postgraduate scholarship from the National Collegiate Athletic Association, as
announced recently by the NCAA.
Bishoff, a native
of Winder, Ga., was one of only 29 male and 29 female fall sports
student-athletes receiving $7,500 each from the NCAA. Similar awards were given
to winter and spring student-athletes, totaling 174 individual winners. This is
the second time an Anderson University student-athlete has claimed the honor –
former volleyball record-holder Jamie Lancaster earned the accolade a year
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.
Bishoff was named
to the NCAA All-Southeast Region Cross Country Team following last season and
earned South Atlantic Conference Runner of the Week accolades three times in
2011, after capturing the honor on two occasions in 2010. She paced the Trojan
cross country squad on 18 consecutive occasions over the past three seasons,
posting 12 of the top 15 times in school history in the 5k. She led the Trojans
to their second consecutive South Atlantic Conference Cross Country Championship
last fall, earning First-Team All-SAC accolades again as the Trojans
outdistanced former two-time title-holder Lenoir-Rhyne.
2010-2011 Anderson University Female Student-Athlete of the Year, Bishoff
carries a 4.0 GPA as an education major. She was named to the Capital One
Academic All-America® Women’s Track & Cross Country first team
following last season, after earning ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District
first-team accolades in 2009. She was one of only three Georgia natives and
represented the only school from the state of South Carolina in either the
University or College divisions to earn a first-team nod.
the prestigious NCAA Elite 88 Award at the 2011 Indoor Track & Field
Championships last March and as an encore, she was named the recipient of the Elite
89 award for the NCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country Championships in
November, while making her made her third career appearance in the event.
in 1964, NCAA postgraduate scholarships promote and encourage education by
rewarding the Association’s most accomplished student-athletes. Additional
information is available on the NCAA website.
Anderson University is a selective comprehensive university offering
bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees on campus and online. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier of US
News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges and is on that
publication’s list of the 46 “Up & Coming” universities in America. It is also ranked as one of America’s “100
Best College Buys.”