Women's Soccer Standout Danica Saxon Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarshipby David Weaver
MARSHALL, Texas (3/1/12) – Former East Texas Baptist University women’s soccer standout Danica Saxon has been chosen to receive a scholarship toward her postgraduate studies by the NCAA Women’s Enhancement Program.
Saxon, who completed a stellar four-year career with the Tigers this past fall and was also named All-Region for the first time in her career, will receive a $6,000 award as part of the NCAA Women’s Enhancement Program Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics. The NCAA annually awards 13 scholarships to female college graduates who will be in their initial year of postgraduate studies. The scholarships are a one-time, non-renewable award given to college graduates who will be entering their initial year of postgraduate studies.
To qualify, applicants must be seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or similar academic program. The applicant’s academic interests should prepare him or her for a career in intercollegiate athletics, providing a service to NCAA membership.
Saxon will begin physical therapy school in May at UT Southwestern in Dallas. The former soccer standout – who earned four All-ASC honors and ASC All-Academic honors every year at ETBU – will be working on a doctorate in physical therapy.
"This scholarship will allow my education to be both affordable and achievable,” Saxon, a native of Tyler, said. "I am extremely grateful for this scholarship and I’m looking forward to the education I will receive. After two years and seven months I will hopefully graduate with a doctorate in physical therapy.”
The scholarship also includes an all-expenses paid trip to Indianapolis, Ind., where Saxon will attend a sports forum to be educated on careers in sports.
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