Alabama duo earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships
A pair of University of
Alabama student-athletes, track and field/cross country runner Katelyn
Greenleaf and volleyball player Sierra Wilson, earned Fall NCAA
Postgraduate Scholarships it was announced this week.
very proud of Katelyn and Sierra for what they have accomplished both
athletically and academically and we are excited that they will have
the opportunity to continue their educations using NCAA Postgraduate
Scholarships," UA Associate Athletics Director for Student Services Jon
Over the last two and a half years, Alabama
student-athletes have earned 11 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships, worth
$7,500 each, and have several more nominees in the winter and spring
sport categories. Crimson Tide student-athletes have earned 24 NCAA
Postgraduate Scholarships over the last five and a half years.
University of Alabama has a tremendous tradition when it comes to
postgraduate scholarships and we are proud to continue that tradition
with two more from our fall sports," Dever said.
A native of St.
Petersburg, Fla., Greenleaf earned All-SEC honors all four years of her
career, including first-team honors as a senior. She was an all-region
honoree all four years, capped off by a third-place finish at the 2015
South Region Championships and a trip to the NCAA Cross Country
On the track, Greenleaf earned All-America
accolades in 2015 after being named Honorable Mention in the
3,000-meter steeplechase. She is the current school record holder in
the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:00.77. Majoring in
nutrition, Greenleaf carries a cumulative GPA of 3.89 and was selected
to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District IV First Team in
A native of Anaheim, Calif., Wilson owns a 4.0
cumulative GPA as an English and political science major. She is a
two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American and a three-time CoSIDA Academic
All-District IV award winner. She is the only volleyball player in
program history to earn two Academic All-America honors and the only
one to earn three district accolades.
As a senior, Wilson set
the Alabama career assists record, finishing with 5,771. She posted
more than 1,000 assists in each of her four seasons, joining previous
career record-holder Brigitte Slack as the only two players to do so in
Alabama program history. Her junior season total of 1,529 is a school
record, while her senior total of 1,499 is second all-time.