Auburn also gets two NCAA Postgrad Scholarships from Spencer Kerns, TJ Leon

  2 Jared Anderson | May 08th, 2014 | College, Featured, News, SEC

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.


  1. BigFish says:

    Awesome for these two guys, best friends and lifelong club teammates at City of Mobile Swim Association. Kerns was a double major in Chemistry and Spanish. Leon a National Champion on the 2013 relay.

  2. BigFish says:

    Awesome for these two guys, lifelong friends and club teammates at City of Mobile Swim Association. Kerns got a double major in Chemistry and Spanish, and Leon was a member of the National Championship 200 free relay in 2013.

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Jared Anderson just can’t stay away from the pool. A competitive career sixteen years and running wasn’t enough for this native Minnesotan, who continues to get his daily chlorine fix. A lifelong lover of writing, Jared now combines the two passions as Senior Reporter for, covering swimming at every …

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