UCLA softball player Grace Murray has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2010-11 John McLendon Postgraduate Scholarship as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) on Thursday. The winners will be announced later this month.
The winners will each receive a $10,000 scholarship to be used towards postgraduate studies in athletics administration. The John McLendon Memorial Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Awards are presented to senior-level minority students who intend to pursue a graduate degree in athletics administration. Students were required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and have demonstrated leadership qualities on an institutional or community level.
Murray was a three-time All-Pac-10 Academic selection, earning first-team honors in 2011 and honorable mention accolades in 2009 and 2010. Awarded an NCAA Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics in February, Murray graduated last month with a degree in psychology (minor in education) with aspirations to become an athletic director.