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Julian Grundler Wins NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Julian Grundler
Julian Grundler

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 6, 2018) – The NCAA has announced Rollins men's soccer player Julian Grundler as a recipient of a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. 

The senior goalkeeper is one of just 58 fall sports student-athletes among all divisions nationwide to win the award. He will receive a $7,500 scholarship to be applied toward the graduate degree program of his choice. 

Grundler carries a 3.98 GPA in Chemistry and has participated in cutting edge cancer research over his four years at Rollins, exploring treatments to target specific cancers. He spent this past summer doing cancer research at MIT. 

A native of Singen, Germany, Grundler has been accepted to many different graduate programs, including Duke and Yale. 

On the field, Grundler played 30 games for the Tars, logging more than 2600 minutes in goal and racking up 121 saves. He has three shutouts to his credit, including a 1-0 win over Florida Southern as a senior. 

The NCAA awards Postgraduate Scholarships to student-athletes who are in their final year of college athletics eligibility. Up to 175 scholarships are awarded each year for use toward an accredited graduate program. Awardees are evaluated on their academic and athletic achievement, campus involvement, community service, volunteer activities and demonstrated leadership. The program rewards college athletes whose dedication and effort reflect the characteristics needed to succeed in graduate study. 

Awardees are chosen by the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee, which includes faculty athletics representatives, athletics administrators and a conference commissioner. 

"These scholarships are one of the ways the NCAA provides a pathway to opportunity for student-athletes," said Mattie White, chair of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee and senior associate athletics director at Indiana. "These scholarships are reserved for student-athletes with distinguished college careers highlighted by outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership. These experiences prepare them for success in graduate study and life."

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