April 5, 2001
Cleveland, Ohio –
Ten finalists for the inaugural John McLendon Memorial Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Awards were announced today by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). They will now be reviewed by the Blue Ribbon Committee, which will select the final five winners who will each receive a $10,000 grant to be used toward postgraduate studies. Funding for the scholarship program has been provided by adidas America, American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Eddie Robinson Football Classic, Host Communications, Mellon Private Asset Management, National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), National Athletic Steering Committee (NASC), National Basketball Association (NBA), Sears, Roebuck and Co., Sports Media Association of Cleveland and Ohio (SMACO), and NACDA.
The winners will receive their awards at NACDA’s 36th annual Convention, June 10-13 at the Little and Grand America Hotels in Salt Lake City, Utah. The NACDA Scholarship Awards Luncheon, presented by Sears, will take place on Tuesday, June 12. Minorities who intend to pursue a postgraduate degree in athletics administration are eligible for these scholarships.
Students were required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale,
have senior status and have demonstrated leadership qualities on an institutional or community level.
The finalists are: Student Institution Major GPA Adebola Bamiduro Barnard Political Science 3.27 Sheela Cabiling Marshall Sports Management/Marketing 3.48 Harvey Davis St. Mary's (Md.) Economics 3.80 Joseph Heskett Iowa State Speech Communication 3.14 Teresa Jan Michigan Sports Management/Comm. 3.40 Martin Jarmone UNCW Communication Studies 3.56 Jean Jeune Florida State Sociology 3.35 Stephanie Moss North Carolina A&T Physical Education 3.50 Cobey Shoji Michigan Sports Management/Comm. 3.60 Hajj Turner Louisville Pan African Studies 3.73
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