Trevor Johnson Wins NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

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Johnson Wins NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

LINCOLN, Neb.Nebraska Wesleyan University basketball player Trevor Johnson was selected to receive a $7,500 postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA for the winter 2013-14 sports season.

Nebraska Wesleyan now has 46 athletes that have earned NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships. NWU ranks sixth among all NCAA schools (all divisions) and third among all Division III schools in the number of NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships.

Fifty-eight scholarships (29 men and 29 women) were awarded to winter sports participants in all three NCAA divisions.

Johnson (Lincoln, Neb.) has a 3.95 GPA as a biology major. As a senior, Johnson became the first NWU men’s basketball player to earn All-America and Academic All-America honors in the same season. He was named NAIA Division II honorable mention All-America and a First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-American.

The Lincoln Pius X High School graduate averaged 17.5 points and 6.6 rebounds per game as a senior to lead the Prairie Wolves in both categories. He shot 64.3 percent from the floor to rank third in NAIA II as well as the fourth best single season percentage in school history. He went over 1,000 points for his career and was a First-Team All-GPAC selection. Johnson was one of ten finalists for the Josten’s NCAA III Outstanding Player of the Year award and was named the NWU Co-Male Athlete of the Year.

Johnson is just the third Nebraska Wesleyan men’s basketball player to earn a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship joining Kipp Kissinger who won the award in 1998 and Justin Wilkins from the 1995 season.

To qualify for an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, a student-athlete must meet minimum GPA requirements and have performed with distinction as a member of the varsity team in the sport in which he or she was nominated. The student-athlete must have behaved, both on and off the field, in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete, the institution and intercollegiate athletics. The student-athlete also must intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time or part-time graduate student.