Class of 2012 graduate Zach Grunig has been awarded the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Award as announced by Robert S. Chichester, director of Student-Athlete Affairs for the NCAA.
To qualify for the $7,500 award, 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 GPA and be nominated by their institution’s faculty athletics representative.
Zach received his bachelor’s of science in biology this past May. He earned an accumulative GPA of 3.60 during his time at NNU and was nominated for highest honors by the biology program his senior year.
Grunig was a major part of the men’s golf team all four years at NNU. He was named to the All-Academic Team three consecutive years. In his junior year, Grunig was named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Second-Team All-Conference and was also a recipient of NNU’s Taylor Golf Award. As a senior, Zach finished in a tie for third at the GNAC Golf Championships, which was the highest finish by a Crusader golfer at the GNAC tournament.
“I really appreciate the time I had at NNU, not only on the golf team and in the classroom but also the opportunity to grow spiritually in my faith,” Grunig commented. “I would like to thank Coach Craig Stensgaard for all the help and support he provided. I would also like to thank the NCAA for their contribution to my master’s program at Trevecca.”
Zach is currently attending Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn. where he is pursuing a master’s degree to become a physicians assistant.