BSU's Schoultz Recipient Of NCAA Scholarship

Updated 8/14/2000

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 were chosen to receive the $5,000 awards in 1999-2000.

To be eligible, the student-athletes must have performed with distinction both athletically and academically, have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, have completed their final year of eligibility and intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time graduate student. Candidates are screened by eight regional 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 Astro 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 school single-game record with six assists vs. Louisville Sept. 25.

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 First-Team 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 players at 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 consecutive seasons. During her career, she helped Ball State to a 64-21 overall record (.753), including a 42-4 (.913) mark vs. league opponents, four 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 GPA as a marketing major. She will attend Ball States Center for Information and Communications Sciences beginning this fall. (Courtesy BSU Sports Information)