May 1, 2008
Butler University men's basketball player Drew Streicher has been awarded an educational grant through the NCAA postgraduate scholarship program. The Butler forward was one of 58 student-athletes representing winter sports who were selected as a 2007-08 Postgraduate Scholarship Award winner.
Streicher was one of just three NCAA Division I men's basketball players selected to receive a postgraduate scholarship. The other two were Justin Hare of Belmont and John Leasure of Coastal Carolina. A total of 29 men and 29 women from Divisions I, II and III were picked for the scholarship honor. Each will receive a one-time, nonrenewable grant of $7,500.
This past year, Streicher helped lead Butler to a school and Horizon League record 30-4 season. He started all 34 games for the Bulldogs, who captured the Horizon League regular season championship, the Horizon League Tournament title and won a first round game in the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. The 6-8 post player was named to the Horizon League All-Defensive Team and was picked to the Horizon League All-Tournament squad.
A third team Academic All-American in 2007-08, Streicher maintained a 4.00 grade point average as a graduate student in Butler's MBA program. He earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry a year ago, and he'll enter medical school at Indiana University this fall. He was a four-time Horizon League Academic All-League pick and a two-time ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District V selection.
The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship was created in 1964 to promote and encourage postgraduate education by rewarding the Association's most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA championship and/or emerging sports.