Cramer Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

March 13, 2012

Middlebury senior Margo Cramer (Seattle, Wash.) has received an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, it was announced on Friday, March 9. Cramer is one of 58 fall student-athletes to earn the distinction and the sole individual from the NESCAC to receive the honor.

To qualify, student-athletes must excel academically and athletically, be in their final year of eligibility and plan to pursue graduate study. Student-athletes must also maintain at least a 3.2 grade-point average and be nominated by their institution's faculty athletics representative. Each honored student-athlete receives grants of $7,500.

The Panthers' cross country team enjoyed a succesful stint during Cramer's four-year tenure. Middlebury won three NESCAC titles and twice came away as the NCAA champion (2008, 2010). During her final season with the team this past fall, the Panthers placed second at the conference championship, came away with the NCAA regional title, and finished second overall at the national championship.

Cramer, a two-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree, earned All-NESCAC, All-America, and USTFCCCA All-Academic honors this season. She capped her career with a fifth-place performance at the national championship on Nov. 19.

Cramer is the first NESCAC student-athlete to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship since the 2009-10 academic year. She is also the first individual from Middlebury to take home the honor since Gabe Wood did so in the spring of 2006.

Created in 1964, NCAA postgraduate scholarships promote and encourage education by rewarding the NCAA's most accomplished student-athletes across all divisions. A total of 174 student-athletes earn the honor every year.