Hamilton Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Case Western Reserve Athletic News

May 15, 2018

Case Western Reserve University senior swimmer Drew Hamilton (Cincinnati, Ohio / Turpin) was selected as one of the 29 men’s winter sport recipients of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, which recognizes student-athletes with plans on attending graduate school for their athletic and academic achievements, along with their work in the community and demonstrated leadership.The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, a $7,500 scholarship to be applied toward the graduate degree program of Hamilton’s choice, is awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically, and are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.  The Association awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women.  This season’s NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipients (29 men and 29 women) represent members of fall sports teams, including Basketball, Fencing, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track and Field, Rifle, Skiing, Swimming and Diving, and Wrestling.Hamilton is the second Spartan this season to claim the scholarship, joining football player Cody Calhoun who received the scholarship in the fall.  He is also just the third member of the men’s swimming and diving team to claim the scholarship, joining Guy Genin, who was selected as a scholarship winner in 1990, and Andrew Henning, who secured the scholarship last year.  Hamilton is the 28th student-athlete in CWRU athletics history overall to claim the honor.Over his career, Hamilton was a four-time NCAA qualifier, collecting five All-American certificates and claiming six All-UAA honors.  During the 2016-17 season, he earned All-America Honorable Mention in the 500-yard freestyle (15th, 4:30.51) and in the 400-yard individual medley (ninth, 3:57.85) at the NCAA Championships.  Hamilton also earned All-UAA in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a second place finish at the UAA Championships. As a sophomore in 2015-16, Hamilton was a member of the 800-yard freestyle relay team that finished 10th at the NCAA Championships. In addition, that relay team was the UAA champion in the event, becoming the first CWRU squad ever to …

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