Case Western Reserve Athletic News
Jul 13, 2018
Recent Case Western Reserve University graduate and standout women’s cross country and track & field runner Danielle Kulpins (Brookfield, Wis. / Brookfield Central) was selected as one of the 29 women’s spring 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 Kulpins’ 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 spring sports teams, including baseball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, men’s volleyball, women’s rowing, women’s sand volleyball, softball, and women’s water polo.
Kulpins is the third Spartan this season to claim the scholarship, joining football player Cody Calhoun and men’s swimmer Drew Hamilton who received the scholarship in the fall and winter, respectfully. She is also just the second member of the women’s track and field team to claim the scholarship, joining Leslie Kindling, who was selected as a scholarship winner in 1995. Kulpins is the 29th student-athlete in CWRU athletics history overall to claim the honor.
Kulpins recently competed a stellar career at Case Western Reserve. During the 2017 cross country season, she earned All-Region honors after leading the team with a 17th-place finish. In addition, she finished second in the 5,000-meter run at the 2018 University Athletic Association Indoor Championships.
During the outdoor season, Kulpins qualified for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships after posting a time of 10:40.17 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to claim the title at the All-Ohio Championships. That …