Tennis player Lauren Clary graduated in June, but she didn’t leave empty-handed. Clary was one of just 29 female athletes nationally awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, which she’s using to pursue her doctorate of psychology at Saint Louis University.
She was also one of just six athletes nationally to earn the NCAA Sportsmanship Award. Her 3.88 grade point average helped her earn several more awards, as well, including: Atlantic 10 Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year; ESPN The Magazine’s Academic All-America Team; District IV All-Academic Team for the second consecutive year; and A-10 Student-Athlete of the Year for women’s tennis for the third consecutive year.
Her skills on the court earned her the University’s record for career wins with a 115-25 mark in singles and 103-27 in doubles. She was also named All-Conference for the fourth time last year after going 31-5 in singles play and 30-8 in doubles.