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Braithwaite, Schoen Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships

Augustana's Matt Braithwaite and Dan Schoen have both been awarded the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, given to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.

The one-time grants of $7,500 each are awarded for fall sports, winter sports and spring sports. Each sports season (fall, winter and spring), there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women—regardless of division. The scholarships are one-time, non-renewable grants.

With 27 Postgraduate Scholarsrship winners, Augustana ranks in the top 10 percent of all NCAA institutions in number of recipients. View a complete list of Augustana's NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipients.

Braithwaite, a native of Sioux Falls, S.D., is a four-year letterwinner on both the cross country and track and field teams. He earned All-America honors last fall at the NCAA Championship after covering the 10K course in 31:18 to log a 20th-place finish. On Sept. 28, 2010, he was named NSIC Athlete of the Week after finishing 12th at the Roy Griak to lead Augustana to the team title. He was also a recipient of the Elite 88 Award—the highest academic honor at this fall's National Championship for cross country. Braithwaite carries a 4.0 grade-point average as a biology major. He plans to attend medical school following graduation.

Schoen, a center and team captain from Maple Grove, Minn., finished his four-year football career at Augustana anchoring a high-powered Viking offense. Augustana averaged nearly 400 yards of total offense per game in 2010, and Schoen aided in helping Joe Clark become Augustana's all-time leading rusher. During his senior season he was an All-NSIC South Division first team pick, a Daktronics All-Region first team selection. He was also the recipient of the NSIC's Glen Galligan Award and named to the Don Hansen All-America team. Schoen owns a 3.92 major as a history and philosophy major and plans to attend graduate school for Middle Eastern studies.