National College Athlete Honor Society announces 2022-23 postgraduate scholarship recipients
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- The National College Athlete Honor Society is proud to announce that Taylor Jensen of Bowling Green State University and Emily Bolt of Davenport University have been selected as the recipients of the Chi Alpha Sigma Nick Mourouzis Postgraduate Scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year.
“We are extremely proud to award this year’s postgraduate scholarships to Taylor and Emily,” Kellen Wells-Mangold, executive director of the National College Athlete Honor Society, said. “Both of these student-athletes have demonstrated excellence in competition, the classroom, and the community
throughout their collegiate careers. Congratulations to them and to their respective athletics staff members and coaches who supported them along the way.”
Bolt (Zeeland, Mich. | Holland Christian) closed out her collegiate diving career in March by becoming the first women’s athlete in Davenport history to score at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. Bolt finished 15th in the nation on the one-meter board and 22nd on the three-meter board. She has played a pivotal role in helping to build the Panthers’ fledgling women’s swimming & diving program, which launched in 2018. In addition to her prowess in the pool, Bolt has been honored with both Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) All-Academic and College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America honors for her excellence in the classroom. Bolt’s postgraduate scholarship will be utilized at the University of Maryland, where she will work towards a Master’s degree in social work.
Jensen (North Prairie, Wis. | Mukwonago) punctuated her time on the Bowling Green State University gymnastics team by winning the 2023 Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship - the first of her career - on beam with a personal-record score of 9.900. Jensen also finished second on vault to earn All-MAC Tournament distinction. In addition to her athletic achievements, Jensen has been named to the College Sports Communicators’ Academic All-District® Team, and received Academic All-MAC Team honors on three occasions in addition to multiple WCGA (Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association) Scholastic All-America nods. Jensen is set to use her postgraduate scholarship at Georgia Tech in pursuit of a Master’s degree in architecture with a concentration in high-performance building systems.
First awarded during the 2019-20 academic year, the Nick Mourouzis Postgraduate Scholarship is presented to two Chi Alpha Sigma inductees annually. This year’s 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; and be formally nominated by their respective chapter advisor.
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
2021-22 Sophie Hansson North Carolina State University Women's Swimming & Diving
2021-22 Julia Poole North Carolina State University Women's Swimming & Diving
2022-23 Emily Bolt Davenport University Women's Swimming & Diving
2022-23 Taylor Jensen Bowling Green State University Gymnastics
The National College Athlete Honor Society, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1996. Theta Chi Alpha and Chi Alpha Sigma work with state chapters of two- and four-year institutions to recognize college student-athletes who excel in their sport, the classroom, and the community. The National College Athlete Honor Society is part of an athletics community made of diverse groups and supports all efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion.