08/17/2021

Chi Alpha Sigma announces 2020-21 postgraduate scholarship recipients

RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Chi Alpha Sigma is proud to announce that Katie Hoeg of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Meghan Schneider of the University of Louisville have been selected as the recipients of the Nick Mourouzis Postgraduate Scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year.

 

“I am very excited for both Meghan and Katie to receive these scholarships to aid them as they continue on in their academic careers,” Kellen Wells-Mangold, executive director of the National College Athlete Honor Society, said. “Both of these student-athletes excelled at some of the highest levels in both the academic and athletic arenas and truly embody what it means to be a student-athlete. Congratulations to them and to their respective athletics staff members and coaches who supported them along the way.”

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The two $3,500 scholarship recipients were chosen from an impressive field of nominated Chi Alpha Sigma inductees. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must be Chi Alpha Sigma inductees from an active chapter of the National College Athlete Honor Society; be seeking their postgraduate degree in the immediate upcoming academic year; be enrolled in a full-time program of studies; have exhausted all athletic eligibility prior to starting graduate-level coursework; be formally nominated by their respective chapter advisor.

 

Hoeg (Mattituck, N.Y.) completed her athletic career as one of the most decorated players in UNC women’s lacrosse history. The four-time All-America honoree is the Tar Heels’ all-time leader in points and assists and currently ranks second in NCAA history for career assists. She was named the co-National Player of the Year by Inside Lacrosse in 2020 and became just the second UNC women’s lacrosse student-athlete in history to be selected for Academic All-America honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in 2020. Also a recipient of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, Hoeg plans to continue her academic career as a Tar Heel at UNC’s School of Dentistry where she will work towards an advanced degree in oral surgery.

 

Schneider (San Diego, Calif.) capped off her senior year at Louisville by being named the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Scholar Athlete of the Year. A nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, Schneider was also a First Team Academic All-America pick by CoSIDA in 2021 and became the first player in program history to earn the NCAA Elite 90 Award for the 2020-21 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship, posting the highest GPA (4.0) of the participating semifinal teams. Athletically, Schneider also earned NFHCA All-America honors and finished her career as a two-time NFHCA All-West Region selection. Schneider plans to attend the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine with the goal of practicing medicine in a hospital setting to reach underserved urban populations.

 

Hoeg and Schneider are the first-ever Nick Mourouzis Postgraduate Scholarship recipients from NCAA Division I. This is also the first time both scholarship recipients have hailed from the same athletic conference, as Hoeg and Schneider both competed in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The inaugural Nick Mourouzis Postgraduate Scholarship recipients were selected following the 2019-20 academic year with DePauw University’s Anna Foley and Gannon University’s Jocelyn Scott receiving the honor.

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All-Time Chi Alpha Sigma Nick Mourouzis Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients

2019-20          Anna Foley                  DePauw University                                          Women’s Golf

2019-20          Jocelyn Scott              Gannon University                                           Acrobatics and Tumbling

2020-21          Katie Hoeg                  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill      Women’s Lacrosse

2020-21          Meghan Schneider      University of Louisville                                     Women’s Field Hockey

The National College Athlete Honor Society, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1996. Chi Alpha Sigma works with state chapters of four-year institutions to recognize college student-athletes who succeed in their sport and in the classroom.