May 1, 2008

Drew Streicher Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

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.