Exton native and Villa Maria Academy graduate Hope Reynolds has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, writes Dan D’Addona for The Holland (Mich.) Sentinel.
The NCAA awards up to 126 postgraduate scholarships each year. They are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics.
Reynolds, a swimmer who graduated last month from Hope College with a degree in exercise science, will recieve a one-time, non-renewable scholarship of $10,000.
Duke University has already accepted her into its Doctor of Physical Therapy Program; she begins her graduate studies in August.
“It’s such an honor,” said Reynolds. “I have wanted to become a physical therapist, and this is going to help me get there.”
As a swimmer at Hope, she earned first-team All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association honors.
“This is well deserved,” Hope coach Jake Taber said. “She thrives in the classroom, is committed in the pool, and (is) devoted in her faith.”
Read more about Hope Reynolds in The Holland (Mich.) Sentinel.