Hoffert Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship|
Feb. 17, 2010
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech senior Megan Hoffert has been named a recipient of the Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for student-athletes desiring a career in athletics, as announced by NCAA officials Tuesday.
Hoffert will earn a $6,000 one-time scholarship in order to enroll in Tech's exercise and sports science graduate program, where she will follow the health promotion trek in hopes of becoming a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level.
Recipients must be seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or related program that will help them obtain a career in intercollegiate athletics.
"I probably wasn't going to go grad school without the money," Hoffert said. "It will help out because I was looking at graduate assistant positions and other internships elsewhere, so this will help me definitely help me continue the path to becoming a strength and conditioning coach, while also getting to stay on the health promotion trek."
An exercise and sports science major, Hoffert will graduate in May as one of the top students in the Arts and Science College. While being a regular member of the soccer program the last four years, Hoffert has also excelled in the classroom, earning selection to the Presidential Honor Roll every semester since her sophomore year, while maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average in courses involving her major and minor.
On top of being an excellent student, Hoffert is also a contributing member of the Lubbock community, volunteering for numerous charitable functions, including the Susan G. Koman Foundation and the Salvation Army. She has also spent the previous two years as the president of the Student-Athlete Committee.
"There could certainly not be a more deserving person for this honor than Megan Hoffert," Tech head coach Tom Stone said. "From the moment she stepped foot on the campus at Texas Tech, Meggie has demonstrated excellence and integrity in everything she has been involved in. In addition to the many volunteer causes and university programs Meggie participated in, her ability to achieve such high marks in the classroom, while being an integral part of our women's soccer program over the last four years, makes Meggie a great example of what a true student-athlete should be. We are thrilled for her that she has been chosen for this award."
The NCAA selected 26 total recipients, 13 for the Ethnic Minority award and 13 female candidates. The scholarship programs were developed by the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics and the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee with the goal of increasing the pool of and opportunities for qualified minority and female candidates in intercollegiate athletics.