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Three Clemson Student-Athletes Earn NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships

May 1, 2012

CLEMSON, SC – Clemson track & field seniors Alyssa Kulik and Kim Ruck, and swimming senior Seth Broster were among 58 national recipients of postgraduate scholarships for winter sports, the NCAA announced. The one-time grants of $7,500 are awarded to 29 male and female student-athletes for fall, winter and spring sports.

Clemson now has a total of 16 student-athletes that have won NCAA postgraduate scholarships. The most recent prior to this year was in 2009 when swimmer Rachel Regone earned the award. This is the first time Clemson has had more than one student-athlete receive a postgraduate scholarship in the same year.

This is Kulik’s second postgraduate scholarship received, as she was one of four ACC Weaver-James-Corrigan award winners from Clemson this spring. The senior from Simpsonville, SC is scheduled to earn her undergraduate degree in modern languages, with an emphasis in Spanish, on May 11. She was a 2011 USTFCCCA All-American in the 3000-meter steeplechase and most recently won the event at the ACC Outdoor Championships in Charlottesville, VA two weekends ago.

Ruck graduated from Clemson last May with a degree in health science, and is a seven-time All-ACC performer between cross country and track & field. She was a 2010 indoor All-American in the 5K and has been named to nine All-ACC Academic Teams between cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field. Kulik and Ruck are the first members of the Clemson track & field program to earn NCAA postgraduate scholarships.

Broster, a two-time CSCAA Scholar All-American, is scheduled to earn his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering on May 11. The senior from Lexington, KY was ACC champion with the 200 medley relay and an All-American with the 200 freestyle relay as a junior in 2011. Broster is the third swimmer from Clemson to receive the award, joining Matt Balderston in 2008 and Regone in 2009.

All-Time Clemson NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Winners 1964 – Jimmy Bell, Football 1967 – Jim Sutherland, Basketball 1968 – Jimmy Addison, Football 1972 – Ben Anderson, Football 1979 – Steve Fuller, Football 1980 – Bobby Conrad, Basketball 1985 – John Watson, Football 1987 – Matt Frooman, Tennis 1999 – Tom Wideman, Basketball 2001 – Kyle Young, Football 2005 – Ashlee Brown, Rowing 2008 – Matt Balderston, Swimming & Diving 2009 – Rachel Regone, Swimming & Diving 2012 – Seth Broster, Swimming & Diving 2012 – Alyssa Kulik, Track & Field 2012 – Kim Ruck, Track & Field