Lendrum Wins NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
May 1, 2013
Senior Alex Lendrum, an All-American swimmer for the Trojans the past two seasons and a 2013 Pac-12 relay title winner, has been awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, it was announced Wednesday (May 1).
The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women. The $7,500 scholarships, are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition. Each sports season (fall, winter and spring), there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women. The scholarships are one-time, non-renewable grants.
Lendrum, a two-time USC swimming captain, was a 2012 and 2013 All-American and earned 2012 CoSIDA Academic All-American second team honors last year. The 2013 Pac-12 Swimming Scholar Athlete of the Year and a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic first team selection, Lendrum helped lead USC to fourth place at the 2013 NCAA Championships, the Trojans' best finish since 2001.
At the 2013 Pac-12s in March, Lendrum was part of USC's winning 800y free relay and also finished a career-best third in the 200y back, marking the fourth straight year he reached the final of the event.
At the 2013 NCAA Championships, Lendrum helped the 800y free relay to third place in a school-record 6:15.94. He was also an NCAA finalist in the 200y back as a junior in 2012.
Lendrum is USC's 52nd NCAA postgraduate scholarship winner and its second in the last three years (men's tennis player Jaak Poldma won it in 2011). USC is in the top 10 nationally in awardees and Lendrum is USC's eighth men's swimming recipient and the first since Dave Wharton in 1991.