Herold Receives Postgraduate Scholarship

Feb. 24, 2009

Lexington, Ky. - Former women's soccer player Tara Herold has been selected as a recipient for the Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics programs.

The NCAA awards 13 scholarships to ethnic minorities and 13 scholarships to female college graduates who will be entering their initial year of postgraduate studies. The applicant must be seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or other program that will help the applicant obtain a career in intercollegiate athletics, such as athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer or other career that provides a direct service to intercollegiate athletics."It was a wonderful surprise and I feel honored to receive the scholarship," said Herold. "I appreciate that I was selected, and I am excited that it will help to further my education and pursue a career in sports marketing."

Herold, who is set to graduate in May, plans on attending graduate school at UK. The defender from Dublin, Ohio, concluded her career last season, and finished third on UK's all-time games started list with 84, starting every match since coming to Lexington in 2005.

The scholarship was developed by the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics and the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee.