The NCAA has announced Texas senior swimmers Madisyn Cox and Imri Ganiel as recipients of NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships.
The one-time $7,500 scholarships are awarded after each corresponding sport season (fall, winter and spring). The NCAA awards 29 scholarships to men and 29 scholarships to women for each term.
Cox is one of 13 women’s swimmers at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels to earn the award for the winter term while Ganiel is one of 16 men’s DI, DII or DIII swimmers to win the award.
Cox and Ganiel become the 27th and 28th student-athletes in University of Texas history to earn a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. They mark the first UT recipient since Julie Amthor (women’s track and field) in 2012.
This also marks just the fifth time in UT history that a pair of Longhorns have claimed NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship honors in the same calendar year and first since 1988, when Betsy Mitchell (women’s swimming and diving) and Kent Farr Dickson (men’s swimming and diving) accomplished the feat.
Nominees must have carried a minimum 3.2 grade-point average, performed with distinction as a varsity team member in his or her sport and must continue academic work in a graduate degree program. Nominated student-athletes must be in their final season of intercollegiate eligibility or will not be using his or her remaining eligibility.
Cox completed her collegiate career in March as a 17-time All-American and two-time Big 12 Women’s Swimmer of the Year. This month alone, Cox has been named a CoSIDA Academic All-American and a CSCAA Scholar All-American.
Ganiel, who represented his native Israel at the 2012 London Olympics, wrapped up his career in March as an All-American and three-time Big 12 champion.
Press Release courtesy of Texas Athletics.