Clapper earns NCAA Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship 03-04-2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG basketball player Amy Clapper is one of 13 student-athletes nationally to be awarded an NCAA Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics, the NCAA announced recently.

To qualify, applicants must be seeking admission to or have been accepted into a sports administration or similar academic program. The applicant's academic interests should prepare her for a career in intercollegiate athletics, providing a service to the NCAA membership. The scholarship, worth $6,000, is a one-time, non-renewable award given to college graduates who will be entering their initial year of postgraduate studies. It will be formally presented in June at the Career in Sports Forum.

"I was very honored to receive this scholarship because it offers me an opportunity that I may not have otherwise had," Clapper said. "This will help me to continue to grow into a successful businesswoman. Being able to attend the NCAA sports forum this summer is also very exciting and more of an eye-opener into the world of sports administration, which has always been a passion of mine."

Clapper, a redshirt junior, will graduate in May and concluded her UNCG career this season after persevering through numerous injuries throughout the last four years.

The Newark, Ohio, native played in 30 contests as a redshirt freshman, starting 10 contests and scoring a career-high 11 points against North Carolina Central. She hit double figures again two games later with 10 against Samford to earn Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week honors.

The business administration major is a Dean's List and Chancellor's List student and was named to the Academic All-Southern Conference Team last season.

A member of UNCG's prestigious Golden Chain Honor Society, Clapper is the co-president of UNCG's chapter of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and is the vice president of UNCG's chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society.

"I'm so happy for Amy that she received the scholarship," UNCG coach Wendy Palmer said. "She has dreams of working in athletics and this will help her on her path to promote and watch the next generation of women's athletics to grow. She certainly possesses the determination and dedication needed to make that happen."

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