Andrews, McGrane and Overby Win NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships

SALEM, OR — Alicia Andrews, Shannon McGrane and Scott Overby have all been awarded NCAA post graduate scholarships, marking the first time the Bearcats have ever been awarded one of the prestigious $7,500 awards.
Only one other school in the country (Gustavus Adolphus) won three NCAA awards for the spring sports season.

Andrews was also named this week as a second team CoSIDA ESPN the Magazaine Academic All-American in track and field. McGrane was named to the third team.

To qualify for an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, a student-athlete must have an overall grade-point average of 3.200 (on a 4.000 scale) or its equivalent, and must have performed with distinction as a member of the varsity team in the sport in which the student-athlete was nominated. The student-athlete must have behaved, both on and off the field, in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete, the institution and intercollegiate athletics. The student-athlete also must intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time or part-time graduate student.

McGrane, who finished second in the 400 hurdles at the NCAA national track and field championships, was recently named as the West Region Female Athlete of the Year. The senior from Colville, WA won the Northwest Conference 400 hurdles, 100 hurdles, 4 x 400 relay and finished fourth in the heptathlon. She carries a 3.81 gpa in chemistry and is a four-time member of the USTCA all-academic team.

Andrews, a senior from Clarkson, WA, holds a 3.88 gpa in economics. She finished second in the 800 at the NCAA championships and teamed with McGrane, Jordyn Smith and Andrea May to finish 8th in the 4 x 400 relays. She is a nine-time NWC champion in the 800, the 4 x 400 and the 400. Her second place finish in the 400 was her third straight season earning All-American honors in that event. She is also a four-time member of the USTCA all-academic team.

Overby, a sociology major, finished second in the Northwest Conference in the 3000 steeplechase, finishing just behind teammate Aaron Hollingshead.