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Alex Pomerantz of Carnegie Mellon Awarded Prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Alex Pomerantz of Carnegie Mellon Awarded Prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

From Carnegie Mellon University Athletics

Carnegie Mellon University men's golfer Alexander Pomerantz has been selected to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for excelling academically and athletically while showing leadership and commitment to the community. Pomerantz is one of 29 spring sport male athletes across all three NCAA divisions to earn the scholarship.

Pomerantz graduated from Carnegie Mellon on May 21 with a bachelor's degree in biological sciences while also majoring in international relations and politics. He earned a 3.98 GPA and will continue his studies at Harvard Medical School.

During his time as a student-athlete, Pomerantz took part in a number of research experiences while also holding leadership roles with the golf team, the academic development center, SAAC, and with his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon.

One of Pomerantz's most influential experiences came as a research assistant at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he spent two years working with Dr. Nduka Amankulor in his immunology lab. Pomerantz also served as an intern with the Allegheny County Health Department.

On the golf course, the senior had one top 10 finish and shot an average of 80.8 in 12 rounds in 2017. His low score of 75 came at the Carnegie Mellon Fall Invitational at Longue Vue Club in Verona, Pennsylvania. Pomerantz's career low score of 74 was achieved at the 2015 University Athletic Association Championship where he earned placement on the All-UAA First Team. 

Additionally, Pomerantz led the community service efforts for the golf team which participated in the Western Pennsylvania Sectional of the Special Olympics in 2016 and 2017 and organized the team's involvement with The First Tee of Pittsburgh.

The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship 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. Fifth-eight (29 men, 29 women) scholarships are announced after each fall, winter, and spring sports season and stretch across NCAA Division I, II, and III institutions. Men's spring sports sponsored by the NCAA include basketball, golf, lacrosse, outdoor track and field, tennis, and volleyball.

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.

Each of the honorees will receive a one-time $7,500 scholarship, to be used for postgraduate study within three years. Carnegie Mellon has been awarded 11 postgraduate scholarships since 2007 and received three awards in 2016-2017.