Embry Awarded NCAA Scholarship
March 20, 2009
FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State long jumper Erica Embry received the NCAA Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics earlier this month.
Embry, a senior majoring in kinesiology, was one of a 13 recipients selected by a subcommittee from the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics. The NCAA awards 13 to female college graduates who will be entering their initial year of postgraduate studies.
"I am really honored to be selected for this scholarship," said Embry. "It's a privilege to be one of the people selected for this award."
Embry will graduate with her bachelor's degree this spring and will pursue a master's in Counseling and Higher Education at Fresno State.
The Marysville, Calif., native plans to become an Academic Advisor for student-athletes. Embry explained that in transferring from community college, she had to take extra classes that hadn't been schedule into her academic program because her advisor hadn't mentioned it earlier.
"I want to help transfer students, like myself, work through the transition at a four-year university," she said.
The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics and the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests developed the program to increase the opportunities for qualified minority and female candidates in intercollegiate athletics through postgraduate scholarships. The program requires that the recipient pursue a career in intercollegiate athletics, such as athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer or other career that provides a direct service to intercollegiate athletics
"Erica represents to what the university and our program are looking for in student-athletes," said head coach Scott Winsor. "We're really proud of what she has accomplished both in the classroom and on the field."
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