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UK SID STUDENT WINS NACDA SCHOLARSHIP

By Brooks Downing

 

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Mahan, a native of Corbin, is the University of Kentucky's first honoree. All winners work in their respective athletic departments.

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May 21, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Josh Mahan, a University of Kentucky student assistant in the Athletics Media Relations office, is one of four NCAA Division I recipients of the Sears Directors' Cup Postgraduate Scholarship awarded annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and Sears, Roebuck and Co.

A total of 16 students were selected nationally from NCAA Divisions I, II and III and NAIA.

Mahan, a native of Corbin, is the University of Kentucky's first honoree. All winners work in their respective athletic departments.

Mahan will receive a $5,000 postgraduate scholarship at the NACDA's annual convention next month in Dallas.

Mahan owns a 4.0 GPA with a double major in political science and history and will attend Harvard Law School in the fall. A Dean's List honoree, the senior was in the UK Honors Program, earned the Chancellor's and Arts and Science Dean's scholarships and was a member of the Golden Key and Alpha Lambda Delta honor societies.

In 2000, he was named a Kentucky Colonel, a prestigious award granted to those who demonstrate exceptional service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Mahan interned in the Kentucky State Legislature for the Senate president during two legislative sessions and served another internship where he assisted with public papers for Kentucky's governor. He also participated in the Sixth Congressional District Race Project. Mahan will be honored with other Division I winners Katherine Brown (Northwestern cheerleader), Melissa DiPerri (Towson cheerleader) and Monica Quinn (Missouri academic support).

The 16 winners from all divisions were chosen from 185 nominees. Sears will award a total of 20 scholarships next school year, valued at $100,000.


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