April 29, 2005
BERKELEY, Calif. - California senior swimmer Caleb Rowe was awarded a $7,500 postgraduate scholarship this week by the NCAA. Rowe completed his collegiate career at the NCAA Championships in March. A double major in history and political science, Rowe will graduate this May with a 3.70 grade-point average.
The product of Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, says he would like to pursue a joint degree in law and public policy (JD/MPP).
At the national championships in Minneapolis, Minn., Rowe took ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 53.79 and 10th in the 200-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:55.78. He also joined Milorad Cavic, Duje Draganja and Rolandas Gimbutis on the fifth-place 400-yard medley relay (3:08.54).
Rowe was one of 56 winter sports student-athletes to be awarded a postgraduate scholarship. The NCAA also awards postgraduate scholarships to 114 student-athletes participating in fall and spring sports in which the NCAA conducts championships or participates in as an emerging sport, for a total of 170 postgraduate scholarships annually.
To qualify for an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, a student-athlete must have an overall grade-point average of 3.200 (on a 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. The student-athlete also must intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time or part-time graduate student.
Nomination forms are sent to faculty athletics representatives for fall sports in September, for winter sports in late November, and for spring sports in January. Selections are made three times each academic year. The application must be submitted during the appropriate seasonal category for the sport to the appropriate regional committee chair. Candidates are screened by seven regional selection committees, and the award recipients are selected by the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee.