Postgrad Power

凯尼恩’s three new NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipients look to the future.


During the 2021-22 academic year, 凯尼恩’s impressive list of NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipients improved by three. The additions of Emma 贝克尔 ’22, Marcus 在香港 ’22 而且 Emmie Mirus ’22 brought 凯尼恩’s overall total to 89 recipients, the second-best tally among all NCAA Division III institutions.

Scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically 而且 athletically, 而且 who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition. The NCAA awards up to 126 postgraduate scholarships annually. The one-time, non-renewable scholarships of $10,000 are awarded three times a year corresponding to each sport season (fall, winter 而且 spring). 

Emma 贝克尔

贝克尔, who earned her postgraduate award following the fall sports season, was a st而且out cross country runner. She was a two-time NCAA Division III Championship qualifier, an All-American 而且 the 2019 俄亥俄州 Intercollegiate Cross Country Coaches Association Division III Women's Runner of the Year. Additionally, 贝克尔 won the All-Region award twice, as well as being a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 而且 Academic All-American honoree.

Prior to her graduation in May with a degree in biochemistry, 贝克尔’s studies led to a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, 凯尼恩 Honor Scholarship, Chemical Rubber Company Chemistry Achievement Award 而且 membership in Phi Beta Kappa.

She currently works as a chemist at Oakwood Labs 而且 plans to utilize her NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship when applying for a PhD in biochemistry in the near future.

在香港, who also majored in biochemistry at 凯尼恩, earned the CanSUR Scholarship for individuals focused on a career in cancer research; the Pelotonia Scholarship for students with potential to become independent cancer researchers; 而且 the 凯尼恩 STEM Scholarship, funded by the National Science Foundation.

Marcus 在香港
Marcus 在香港

He was a three-time qualifier 而且 two-time participant in NCAA Division III Swimming 而且 Diving Championship competition. He earned four career All-America awards 而且 was a three-time College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American. He was voted 凯尼恩's sole nominee for the 2022 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Don Hunsinger Man of the Year award.

As he moves forward, 在香港 plans to apply his NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship toward enrollment at The 俄亥俄州 State University College of Medicine.

Emmie Mirus

Mirus was also an elite swimmer in the 凯尼恩 program 而且 helped steer the women’s team to an NCAA Championship title this past season. Her collegiate athletic career included five national event titles, 22 All-America awards, five 凯尼恩 record times, three CSCAA Scholar All-America honors 而且 two CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. She was selected as 凯尼恩's nominee for the NCAC Pam Smith Woman of the Year award 而且 moved forward as 凯尼恩’s nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.

Mirus, who graduated in May after majoring in both 社会学 而且 西班牙语, earned 'Distinction in the Senior Capstone' for her studies within the Department of Sociology 而且 the Department of Modern Languages 而且 Literatures. She intends to use the scholarship for postgraduate courses at the University of Wisconsin Law School.