BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech senior softball player Dani Anderson has been awarded an NCAA Women’s Enhancement Program Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics. As a recipient of the scholarship, Anderson will receive a $7,500 non-renewable award to be used during the 2014-15 academic year. The Rio Linda, Calif., native has been admitted to Sacramento State’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program and will begin her studies in the fall.
As a scholarship recipient, Anderson will be required to attend the 2014 NCAA Career in Sports Forum taking place in Indianapolis, Ind., June 5-8 at the NCAA national office. Hosted annually by the NCAA, the Career in Sports Forum is a four-day educational event which brings together two hundred selected student-athletes to learn about careers in sports, with a primary focus on intercollegiate athletics. The event is designed to assist student-athletes in charting their careers in the business, giving them the opportunity to network and learn from current athletics professionals.
The Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics programs was developed by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics and the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee with the goal of increasing the pool of and opportunities for qualified minority and female candidates in intercollegiate athletics through postgraduate scholarships. The NCAA awards $7,500 to 13 scholarships to ethnic minorities and 13 scholarships to female college graduates who will be entering their initial year of postgraduate studies. The applicant must be seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or other program that will help the applicant obtain a career in intercollegiate athletics, such as athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer or other career that provides a direct service to intercollegiate athletics.
Anderson has been a four-year starter for the Hokies, seeing time at shortstop, in the outfield and is starting at third base again this season. She has played in 195 games, starting 186 for Tech. She has a career batting average of .293 with 21 doubles, 10 home runs and 90 RBIs.
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