Strandberg Earns Postgraduate Scholarship
Albuquerque, N.M. - University of New Mexico senior women's Nordic skier Kristina Strandberg has spent her four years as a Lobo racking up numerous athletic and academic awards. She is the 2000 National Champion in the women's Classic event and twice lead the women's Nordic team to a team national title, including last year's win in the 5K freestyle race. She is a four-time All-American and a four-time Academic All-American. Now she can add the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship to her resume of awards and accolades.
The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee named Strandberg among the 29 women who competed in NCAA winter sports in 2003 as a winner of the $6,900 award. She will be able to use the scholarship to study at the university or professional school of her choice. She has already started working on her Master's Degree in statistics at UNM.
To qualify for an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, a student-athlete must have an overall grade-point average of 3.200 (on a 4.000 scale) or its equivalent and must have performed with distinction as a member of the varsity team in the sport in which the student-athlete was nominated. The student-athlete must have behaved, both on and off the field, in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete, the institution and intercollegiate athletics. The student-athlete also must intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time or part-time graduate student.