Fourth-year soccer player wins NCAA postgraduate scholarship
University mens soccer player Pat Barry, a fourth-year studying fundamental issues and texts, recently was awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship.
Barry, who carries a 3.62 grade point average in his concentration, scored 13 goals and collected seven assists for 33 points during the 2001 season. Following the season, he earned selection to the Academic All-America, All-America, All-Midwest Region, and All-University Athletic Association teams.
Chicago (14-4 overall, 5-2 UAA) enjoyed one of its most successful seasons in 2001, claiming its first-ever UAA team title and advancing to the NCAA Division III Championship, where the team was eliminated in the regional semifinals.
The NCAA awarded 58 postgraduate scholarships of $5,000 each to 29 men and 29 women who participated in fall sports, which included mens and womens cross country, womens field hockey, football, womens volleyball, mens and womens soccer, and mens water polo.
To qualify for an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, a student-athlete must have an overall grade-point average of 3.20 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. In addition, the student-athlete also must intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time or part-time graduate student.