Feb. 19, 2008
Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State senior Abbie King (Brunswick, Maine) was awarded an ACC postgraduate scholarship on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 for her outstanding performance in both
the classroom and in their respective sports, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.
A member of the Seminole swimming and diving team King is a recipient of the Weaver-James postgraduate scholarship. The $5,000 award is given to student-athletes who intend to
pursue a graduate-level degree following graduation.
“I was really excited and extremely honored to be given this opportunity,” King said. “I am going to take the GRE and see where that takes me. I will either go to grad school for child development or nutrition.”
King has excelled for Florida State in and out of the pool. In the water, she is a NCAA Honorable-Mention All-American and two-time ACC Champion. In the classroom, King is an Academic All-America honoree, a two-time All-ACC Academic team member and three-time ACC honor roll selection.
“It is difficult to balance it all, but I have good friends and the coaches help out a lot,” King said. “Just being able to stay positive knowing that you can get through it.”
Joining King in receiving postgraduate scholarships are two other Seminoles. Kandia Batchelor from the track and field team and Whitney Brummett from the golf team also received awards for their post-graduate education.
King will compete with the rest of the women’s swimming and diving team this week in Atlanta, Ga. at the ACC Championships. The meet kicks-off Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. with the 800 free relay and 200 medley relay. For results log onto www.seminoles.com and to watch your favorite Seminole swimmers and divers in action you can visit www.acc.playonsports.tv/fsu.