Kerri Schoultz (Durban, South Africa/Northland Girls H.S.), a four-year
member of Ball State Universitys field hockey program, is the
recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Schoultz
was one of 174 student-athletes from Division I, II and III schools, who
chosen to receive the $5,000 awards in 1999-2000.
eligible, the student-athletes must have performed with distinction both
and academically, have a minimum cumulative grade-point
average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, have completed their final year of
intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate
degree as a full-time graduate student. Candidates are screened by eight
selection committees and winners are selected by the NCAA
Postgraduate Scholarship Committee.
A starter in all of BSUs 85 games over the past four
years, Schoultz capped her playing career by being named to the 1999
Turf/National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-America
Second Team and the 1999-2000 GTE Academic All-America Womens
Fall/Winter At-Large Second Team after leading the nation
this past year in assists with her school record 32. She also set a
single-game record with six assists vs. Louisville Sept.
Schoultz, a midfielder who boasts three of the top four
single-season assists marks in school history, ranks first at BSU and
No. 4 among
national leaders with 76 career assists. Her 98 career
points place sixth all time at Ball State. A two-time All-Midwest Region
selection, Schoultz was the recipient of Third-Team
All-America accolades in 1998. She joins her sister, Ashleigh, who
played for Ball State
from 1991-1994, as one of only four players in school
history to earn All-America honors more than once in her career.
Schoultz was named to the All-Mid-American Conference
First Team in 1999 for the fourth-straight year. She is one of only two
BSU and one of just three players in the 18-year history
of field hockey in the MAC to earn first-team all-league honors for four
seasons. During her career, she helped Ball State to a
64-21 overall record (.753), including a 42-4 (.913) mark vs. league
MAC Championships, two league tournament crowns and a
final eight appearance in the 1997 NCAA Championship Tournament.
A three-time recipient of Academic All-MAC and National
Academic Team honors, Schoultz graduated this past spring with a 3.85
a marketing major. She will attend Ball States Center for
Information and Communications Sciences beginning this fall.
(Courtesy BSU Sports Information)