March 7, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tennessee soccer alum Caroline Brownhas been awarded one of 29 2013-14 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships for Women's Fall Sports.
Brown is one of just 13 women's soccer players to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. She is the first UT soccer player to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
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. Brown is the 29th Tennessee student-athlete to receive this prestigious honor in its 50 years of existence.
The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.
The one-time grants of $7,500 each are awarded for fall sports, winter sports and spring sports. Each sports season (fall, winter and spring), there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women. The scholarships are one-time, non-renewable grants.
Brown earned Capital One Academic All-America and NSCAA Division I Women's Scholar All-South Region honors as a senior in 2013. She is a sport management major with a 3.96 GPA and has earned academic honors in each of her four seasons at UT. In 2010-11, Brown was named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll. She was on the 2011 and 2012 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll and garnered 2011 Capital One Academic All-District 3 First Team and Capital One Academic All-America Third Team honors. Last year, Brown was named to the NSCAA Scholar All-South Region Second Team. Brown received 2013 Capital One Academic All-District 3 first-team honors on Oct. 31. Brown and Capocaccia were the 2012-13 Tennessee Female Co-Student-Athletes of the Year.
Brown earned Second Team All-SEC honors and 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women's All-South Region Second Team accolades as a senior this past fall. She finished her distinguished Tennessee soccer career as the school's all-time leader in match-winners with 15. Her 72 career points are tied for fourth-most and her 27 goals and 18 assists rank fifth and eighth, respectively, in UT history.
Brown previously earned NSCAA All-South Region Third Team honors in 2011. Her career accolades stand among most impressive in program history. Brown is a two-time Capital One Academic All-American (2011, 2013), a two-time NSCAA All-South Region honoree (2011, 2013), a two-time NSCAA Scholar All-South Region pick (2011, 2012) and a two-time All-SEC selection (2011, 2013).