Rhodes Student-Athletes Earn NCAA Scholarships
Publication Date: 6/22/2011
Recent Rhodes graduates Sandy Henin (track and field) and Hunter Chandler (baseball) have been selected to receive postgraduate scholarships by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition who excel academically and athletically.
Rhodes was one of two NCAA Division III institutions with two recipients (UC-San Diego was the other) and joins Division I institutions Princeton, UCLA and Brigham Young University with two recipients.
Henin, who is from Cordova, Tenn., was inducted into the Rhodes Hall of Fame and graduated cum laude with a B.S. degree in biology. At the 2011 NCAA Division III National Championships, she placed fifth in the 800 meter run to earn First Team All American honors. She also earned All Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference honors in the 800, 400, pole vault and the 4 x 400 relay.
Chandler, who is from Gainesville, Ga., was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. degree in economics and business. Chandler holds the school record for career earned run averages at 2.86. He recently was named to the Third Team Capital One Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Writers of American and is a four-time Academic All-SCAC performer.