Courtesy: Indiana Athletics
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University swimmer Anze Tavcar has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, per an announcement from the NCAA earlier this month.
The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.
The one-time non-renewable scholarships of $7,500 are awarded three times a year corresponding to each sport season (fall, winter and spring). Each sports season there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women for use in an accredited graduate program.
Tavcar was a standout both in the pool and in the classroom for the Hoosiers during his four-year career. A five-time All-America honoree and a three-time All-Big Ten selection, the Celje, Slovenia native was also a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.
In 2016, Tavcar was a member of Team Slovenia in the Rio Summer Olympics, placing 36th in the 100 freestyle and 39th in the 200 freestyle.
Tavcar graduated this month with a degree in Biology, with minors in Animal Behavior and Psychology.