MU volleyball player receives scholarship from C-USA
HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University volleyball player Laura Der was a recipient of a $4,000 postgraduate scholarship from Conference USA.
C-USA annually presents the $4,000 postgraduate awards named in memory of the late Jim Castaneda, a former Rice University coach, educator and faculty athletics representative. Recipients are seleced by C-USA faculty athletics representatives and approved by the board of directors.
Der will continue her studies in the Marshall graduate program for sports administration while completing an internship with the Big Green Scholarship Foundation.
The Clarksville, Ind., native was twice named to the All-CUSA first team and All-Academic Team. She was a four-time member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll with a 3.91 GPA as an advertising major.
She is ranked in the Thundering Herd career top five for kills and digs.
C-USA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Coye Still, Charlotte, Men's track and field
Joran Vliegen, East Carolina, Men's tennis
LaShae White, FIU, Women's track and field
Kayla DeSuza, Florida Atlantic, Women's golf
Travis Wilmore, Louisiana Tech, Men's golf
Laura Der, Marshall, Volleyball
Laken Leonard, Middle Tennessee, Women's basketball
Lauren Poole, North Texas, Softball
Chelsea Fong, Rice, Women's swimming
MacKenzie Sher, Southern Miss, Softball
Kayte Magee, Tulane, Women's basketball
Loren McDaniel, Tulsa, Women's basketball
Ryan Prinzing, UAB, Baseball
Tori Martyn, UTEP, Women's soccer
Brandon Guerrero, UTSA, Football
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