Chambers Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
July 26, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas - Recently graduated TCU track and field student-athlete Justin Chambers earned the NCAA postgraduate scholarship, the league announced.
It is the second postgraduate honor he has been awarded this season, after being selected to receive the 2013-14 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship from the Big 12.
"This is a well deserved award for Justin because of the great effort he puts into everything he touches," TCU track and field coach Darryl Anderson said. "He is a great example of what it means to be a Horned Frog! Congratulations Justin!"
The NCAA awards as many as 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women, broken down to 29 for both male and female during each of the fall, winter and spring sport seasons. The one-time grants of $7,500 are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.
Chambers competed in the sprints division for the Horned Frogs. He racked up an impressive list of accolades in his final year at TCU. He earned USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America Honorable Mention honors in the 4x400 meter relay. The USTFCCCA also named him to the All-Academic list after he posted a 3.87 GPA while studying Economics. He was named Big 12 Men's Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the spring season and is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree.
The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship was created in 1964 to promote and encourage postgraduate education by rewarding the association's most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA championship and/or emerging sports. The committee not only takes into account the athletic and academic achievements of the student, but also the students' campus involvement, community service, and leadership abilities.