April 15, 2004
Vol. 23 No. 14

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    Haxton’s conduct on, off field wins him NCAA honor

    Fourth-year Tom Haxton, a member of the University men’s cross country team, has received an NCAA postgraduate scholarship.

    Haxton, a Mathematics and Physics concentrator, received one of 58 postgraduate scholarships awarded to male and female student-athletes who competed in fall sports at institutions from all three NCAA Divisions in 2003.

    In the fall of 2003, Haxton won his second straight University Athletic Association title and qualified to compete at the NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country Championship.

    Haxton is a two-time All-American, two-time University Athletic Association Athlete of the Year, and three-time UAA All-Academic Recognition Award recipient in men’s cross country.

    To qualify for an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, a student-athlete must have an overall grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.000 scale) 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.