RICHMOND, Va. – VCU senior Taylor McCormick will be one of 14 recipients of a prestigious Atlantic 10 Conference postgraduate scholarship, the league announced Thursday.
The scholarships are given annual to select graduating student-athletes from A-10 member schools.
McCormick and the other 13 honorees will receive $5,000 to contribute towards full-time enrollment in a postgraduate or professional program. Designed to provide graduating student-athletes the opportunity to continue their education, the program awards $70,000 in scholarship funding to former A-10 student-athletes. This marks the fourth straight year the Atlantic 10 has provided the scholarships to 14 individuals, and over the past five years, the A-10's Postgraduate Scholarship program has awarded $350,000 to 66 former student-athletes.
"This is one of our most prestigious and highly-coveted honors that the Atlantic 10 awards its student-athletes," stated Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade. "Each of our postgraduate honorees are deserving of this award, super intelligent and multi-talented young people! Each will be exceptional leaders and successful in their post-graduate studies. I offer my congratulations to these 14 outstanding men and women."
A native of Glen Allen, Va., McCormick will attend George Washington University's law school in the fall. She received her undergraduate degree in criminal justice from VCU earlier this month.
McCormick was a star both on and off the track. She set school records both indoors and outdoors in the triple jump for the Rams and captured two A-10 triple jump titles indoors, as well as one outdoors, during her VCU career.
In the classroom, McCormick has been a mainstay on the Dean's List and the Athletic Director's Honor Roll. McCormick has also been active on campus in the "It's On Us" and "Make a Change" campaigns, as well as with the Make a Wish Foundation.