Lucy Montgomery Awarded 2013-14 Undergraduate Scholarship by CoSIDA
Orlando, Fla., June 13, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis senior Lucy Montgomery was selected as the 2013-14 Fred Nuesch-Dave Wohlhueter Undergraduate $2,500 Scholarship winner, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.
Montgomery, who is the first-ever winner from the University Athletic Association (UAA), was formally introduced as one of two scholarship winners during CoSIDA’s Hall of Fame Luncheon, Thursday at the World Center Marriott in Orlando. Casey Bonk of the University of Pittsburgh will also receive the $2,500 undergraduate scholarship.
Montgomery has served the past two years as a student assistant in the sports information office, assisting in the day-to-day operations of the office, and been highly involved in the game day operations for men’s and women’s soccer, football and softball. She is the lead statistician for men’s and women’s soccer in the fall, and also added the role as softball statistician in the spring. Montgomery has provided media coverage of softball, and in the spring began providing feature stories for the athletics website.
A three-year letterwinner on the nationally ranked women’s basketball team, she played in all 28 games this past season, leading the Bears with 46 three-pointers. Montgomery led the conference in three-point percentage (42.2), which ranks sixth on the WUSTL single-season list.
Off the court, Montgomery has been named to the Dean’s List and also as a two-time UAA All-Academic Team selection. She is also highly involved in SAAC – serving as treasurer and Special Olympics Field Day Chair. Montgomery has a 3.68 grade point average while majoring in accounting and marketing, and is spending the summer completing an internship in Washington D.C.
The Fred Nuesch-Dave Wohlhueter Undergraduate Scholarships have been awarded since 1999, when CoSIDA expanded its scholarship program in order to foster interest in the sports information field. The scholarships are named for long-time CoSIDA secretary/digest editor Fred Nuesch and former treasurer Dave Wohlhueter, both CoSIDA Hall of Famers. Nuesch spent the majority of his SID career at Texas A&M-Kingsville, while Wohlhueter is retired from Cornell.
To be eligible for the undergraduate scholarship, candidates must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and work in a sports information office at a member institution or conference.