(Story courtesy of Trinity University Athletics)
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Trinity women's basketball senior Abby Holland has been awarded a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
The NCAA awards up to 126 postgraduate scholarships annually with 21 men's and 21 women's presented each of the fall, winter and spring sports. The $10,000 scholarship is available for use in an accredited graduate program.
The last Trinity student-athlete to receive the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship was Tiger women's soccer player Chelsea Cole, who graduated Spring of 2019.
Holland also received the highly competitive $10,000 NCAA Jim McKay Scholarship last week. The award, named after the legendary broadcast journalist, is presented to student-athletes who demonstrate achievement in sports communication or public relations.
This Saturday, Holland will have her bachelor's degree conferred by Trinity. She is a communication major with a minor in sport management. An exemplary student, Holland has qualified for Trinity's Dean's List and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Academic Honor Roll.
Holland has opted to begin work after graduation for San Antonio's Labatt Food Service in the area of design. The Georgetown, Texas, resident will weigh her future options for graduate study.
A decorated basketball player, Holland earned two All-America accolades this past season. She was elected to the D3hoops.com All-America Third Team and to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division III All-America Honorable Mention Team. Holland was tabbed as the SCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Year, as well as earning a slot on the All-SCAC First Team for the third season in a row.
Holland became Trinity's second-leading all-time women's basketball scorer last season with 1,690 career points to her credit. Trinity Athletic Hall of Fame member Terri Hailey (1977-1981) is the career leader with 1,806 points.
Holland led the Tigers in scoring with 18.7 points per matchup last season (524 total), while rebounding 6.6 boards (186 total) per game. She also made 52.1% of her shots and was ranked seventh in the NCAA Division III field goals made with 219.0 total.
Led by eighth-year Head Coach Cameron Hill, the Tigers won the SCAC regular-season title with a 17-1 record. Coach Hill was elected the SCAC Co-Coach of the Year, during the conference tournament held at Schreiner (Texas) University in Kerrville, Texas. Austin (Texas) College upset the Tigers in the Championship game.
Trinity received an at-large bid to the Division III Tournament and hosted the first two rounds of the postseason event. The Tigers lost to the University of Texas at Dallas in the opening round and finished the season with a 23-5 overall record. D3hoops.com ranked Trinity #21 in its national poll.