TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts men's golfer Trevor Torgerson has earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, it was announced by the NCAA this week. With a perfect 4.00 GPA in biology, Torgerson was also a CoSIDA Academic All-American this season.
The announcement is another addition to an already banner academic year for the ORU Athletics department. Torgerson was one of three Academic All-Americans this year and the department as a whole posted a school-record 3.20 GPA for 2015-16. In 2015-16, 166 of the school's 254 student-athletes (65 percent) had at least a 3.00 GPA.
A member of the ORU Ultimate Whole Person Champion Team, Torgerson led the ORU men's golf team in top 10 finishes (5) and was fifth at the Summit League Championship. He went on an ORU mission trip to Costa Rica in August, and has volunteered as a SNA at a long term care and assisted living facility. He has also volunteered at Grove Elementary, St. Francis Children's Hospital and with the First Tee organization.
The NCAA annually awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships, which are awarded to student-athletes in their final year of eligibility who excel academically and athletically. Torgerson and the postgraduate scholars will each receive a scholarship of $7,500 for part-time or full-time postgraduate study at a university or professional school.
The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship was created in 1964 to promote and encourage postgraduate education by rewarding the NCAA's most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA championship and/or emerging sports.
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