Wood Earns NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship

August 22, 2006

The NCAA has awarded 58 postgraduate scholarships of $7,500 each to 29 men and 29 women who participated in spring sports. Middlebury men's lacrosse player Gabe Wood (Tacoma, Wash.) was a recipient of one of these prestigious scholarships. To qualify for an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, a student-athlete must have an overall grade-point average of 3.200 (on a 4.000 scale) or its equivalent, and must have performed with distinction as a member of the varsity team in the sport in which the student-athlete was nominated. The student-athlete must have behaved, both on and off the field, in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete, the institution and intercollegiate athletics. The student-athlete also must intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time or part-time graduate student.

This past spring Wood earned first-team honors after earning first-team All-New England and All-NESCAC honors. He had a big year on the Middlebury defense, most notably an end-to-end rush to score the game-winner in the NESCAC title win over Wesleyan. Wood was third on the team in ground balls with 35 on the year, while anchoring a defense that allowed just eight man-up goals all season.