PISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 26, 2013) – Former Rutgers women’s soccer player Jasmine Edwards was awarded the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletes (N4A) John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship, announced today by the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation.
“As a program, we are very proud of Jasmine," said head coach Glenn Crooks. "It was a pleasure watching her development as a player and person which led to a very successful senior season.”
Edwards is one of six student-athletes to receive a $10,000 grant to be used towards postgraduate studies in athletics administration. Funding for the scholarship program has been provided in part by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA); the Cleveland Cavaliers; Major League Baseball (MLB); the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC); the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA); the National Basketball Association (NBA); the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA); and Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Edwards majored in exercise science and sports management, while earning a minor in psychology as a member of the Scarlet Knights from 2007-11. During her time “On the Banks” she was recognized by the BIG EAST Conference as a member of the Academic All-Star squad during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.
With hopes of becoming an academic advisor for student-athletes, Edwards has worked as a supplemental instructor and study hall monitor for academic support services for student-athletes and served as a teaching assistant at a local day care facility. She was recently accepted into the Rutgers Student Affairs graduate program, where she will continue her education and continue to serve student-athletes.
About the John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Program: The John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Awards are presented to senior-level minority students who intend to pursue a graduate degree in athletics administration. If you have any questions regarding this program, please visit www.mclendonminorityfoundation.com.
About NACDA: NACDA, now in its 49th year, is the professional and educational association for more than 6,500 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 2,300 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention. For more information on NACDA and the 13 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com<http://www.nacda.com>.
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