Area College Notes: Wicke gets NCAA honor

Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 2:41am
Staff reports

 Belmont basketball player Andy Wicke is one of 58 student-athletes — and one of only two Division I basketball players — to receive NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners for the 2008-09 school year, it was announced Wednesday.

Wicke is on track to graduate next month with a degree in environmental studies and a minor in business administration. He has a 3.74 grade-point average and has been accepted into dental school at the University of Louisville.

The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable $7,500 grant awarded annually to 29 male and 29 female athletes.

Wicke, a graduate of Hendersonville High School, is Belmont’s sixth all-time leading scorer and the single-season record holder for minutes played and steals.

He is the fourth Belmont student-athlete to receive the award.

Wu off to Texas

Vanderbilt freshman Jackie Wu was selected to play in the NCAA Division I Women’s Singles Championship May 20-25 at College Station, Texas, it was announced Wednesday.

Wu, a second-team All-SEC selection, has been ranked as high as No. 21 in the nation during the season. She was 26-9 in singles matches with nine victories over ranked opponents.

She and partner Heather Steinbauer also were selected as an alternate team for the doubles championship.

Vanderbilt’s Catherine Newman was named an alternate for the singles championship.

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