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Straube Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

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Release: 03/12/2013
         
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AMES, Iowa – Iowa State volleyball senior Jamie Straube has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, the NCAA has announced. Straube is one of 29 fall female student-athletes among Divisions I, II and III to earn the scholarship.

A 2012 Capital One Academic All-American, Straube is earning her degree in kinesiology and health from Iowa State. The Tecumseh, Neb. native boasts a 3.99 cumulative GPA even as she has excelled on the volleyball court, named an AVCA All-America honorable mention twice in her career and was a three-time first team All-Big 12 honoree. This season, Straube was one of two winners of the Big 12’s inaugural Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.

Straube’s athletic dominance is splashed all over the Iowa State volleyball record books, including her .300 career hitting percentage, the second-highest in school history. She also ranks in the 10th at Iowa State in kills (979), fourth in block assists (320), fifth in total blocks (377) and 10th in points (1,269).

The fall NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship is awarded to 29 male and 29 female student-athletes who participate in fall sports and each recipient is awarded a $7,500 grant.

From the NCAA:

To qualify, 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.

Created in 1964, NCAA postgraduate scholarships promote and encourage education by rewarding the Association’s most accomplished student-athletes. 

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