Track and Field’s Gainey Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Recent Navy graduate Nate Gainey (Ellicott City, Md.), who served as the captain of the 2016-17 men’s track and field team for the indoor season, has been selected to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. His accolade was recently announced by the NCAA along with all recipients of the scholarship who participate in spring sports.
The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes across all NCAA levels of competition who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.
The one-time non-renewable scholarships of $7,500 are awarded three times a year corresponding to each sport season (fall, winter and spring). There are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women in each sports season for use in an accredited graduate program.
Gainey is the fifth Mid in the last two years and the 15th in the last eight years to earn an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Earlier this year, the Class of 2017 graduate was selected First Team College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District. Gainey was a three-time Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field All-Academic Team member, earning the recognition in 2015, 2016, and 2017. In addition, he was placed on the indoor academic all-league team for the third consecutive season as a senior. Gainey concluded his time at the Academy ranked fifth among his classmates in Military Order of Merit.
He was a five-time All-Patriot League performer earning the distinction in the 500-meter (indoor 3x) and the 4x400m relay (indoor 2x). Gainey was also a two-time IC4A All-East performer in the 4x400m relay.