WUSTL’s Elizabeth Phillips Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
Indianapolis, Ind., March 8, 2012 — Washington University in St. Louis senior Elizabeth Phillips was one of 29 female student-athletes awarded a one-time, nonrenewable $7,500 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically, and who are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition. The awards are given to 29 men and 29 women for each of the fall, winter and spring seasons, totaling 174 postgraduate scholarships each year.
Phillips, a cross country and track & field standout at Washington U., was one of the 29 women to receive a postgraduate scholarship for the fall of 2011. She is a biomedical engineering major with a 4.0 GPA. Phillips became the first-ever three-time winner of the Elite 89 award in November, when she was awarded the women’s cross country Elite 89 award. She also received the award for women’s indoor track & field in 2009 and 2010. Phillips finished 40th at the 2011 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship to help Washington University to its first National Championship in school history. She is a three-time All-American in indoor and outdoor track & field, and also holds four individual track & field school records.
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.