After Florida’s announcement of a pair of NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship honorees earlier in the week, fellow SEC power Auburn has followed suit. A pair of graduating senior men were awarded Postgraduate Scholarships for the Tigers, the school announced yesterday.
Breaststroker Spencer Kerns and sprinter TJ Leon each received one of the awards, given to recognize and reward the NCAA’s highest-achieving student-athletes.
Kerns was a four-year letterwinner with Auburn, competing at the Olympic Trials in 2012. A pre-dentistry major, Kerns was also a nominee for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship during his senior season.
Leon earned five All-America awards during his years with the Tigers, serving as a mainstay on Auburn’s renowned 200 free relay. He won 3 SEC titles in that event, and also competed at Trials in 2012. Leon spent his undergrad years studying Biomedical Sciences, and was also pre-med.
You can find Auburn’s press release about the awards here.