Rhodes Senior Lucas Warth Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship


Publication Date: 2/26/2009

Rhodes senior and cross country /track athlete Lucas Warth has been awarded a postgraduate scholarship by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The NCAA scholarships (one-time grants of $7,500 each) are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.

A religious studies major, Warth is one of only 29 male student-athletes nationwide to receive this honor, for which participants in all fall sports across all three divisions of the NCAA are eligible. Selections are made three times each academic year in the fall, winter, and summer sports categories.

Nominees must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.200 (on a 4.000 scale), be nominated by the faculty athletics representative or designee, and intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a part-time or full-time graduate student. 

Warth’s other athletic honors include the 2007 All Region Cross Country Team, 2005-08 All Academic SCAC Cross Country, 2006-08 All Academic SCAC Track, and 2006 All Conference 4 x 400.  He also was a member of the Cross Country team that qualified for nationals in 2006 and 2007.

 “This is a well-deserved honor for Lucas, says Dr. John Kaltner, Rhodes associate professor of religious studies. “I have had him in my class and I have observed him in competition during cross-country season, and he has excelled in both.  He has been a model student-athlete of whom Rhodes can be very proud.”

Warth is from Ames, Iowa and a 2005 graduate of Ames High School. After graduating from Rhodes in May, he plans to intern this summer with Dixon Hughes, a regional accounting firm, at its Memphis office.  In the fall, he will begin classes in the Master of Accountancy program at Colorado State University.