May 19, 2003
Clemson swimmer Jenna Burtch has been named the recipient of a 2002-03 NCAA Postgraduate scholarship. The $6,900 scholarship is the second such honor for Burtch. She was also one of 19 ACC scholar-athletes named recipient of a 2003 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship. The Holland, MI, native graduated from Clemson in May with a degree in psychology and maintained a 4.0 GPA.
Burtch’s award was one of just 29 given to women in winter sports each year by the NCAA. To qualify for an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, a student-athlete must have an overall grade-point average of 3.200 (4.000 scale) or its equivalent 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.
In the pool, Burtch earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in 2002 for the 400 medley relay. She is also a three-time ACC Champion as a member of the Tigers’ winning 200 medley and 200 and 400 free relay teams in 2002.
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