KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Libby Munoz of the Kalamazoo College women's soccer team has been selected by the NCAA as one of just 21 fall female student-athletes to be a recipient of a Postgraduate Scholarship.
The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who achieve high academic and athletic excellence and are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition. The award is given to up to 126 student-athletes annually and is a $10,000 one-time non-renewable prize. Each student-athlete that earns the scholarship is eligible to be nominated for an NCAA graduate degree scholarship, as well.
An anthropology and sociology major, Munoz is just the third Hornet women's soccer player to earn the award and the first Kalamazoo student-athlete to be selected since Grace Smith in 2017. She is the 25th Kalamazoo student-athlete to earn the scholarship which is tied with Hope College for the most among MIAA schools.
The Leland, Mich. native plans to be a clerk in a law firm during a gap year before applying to and using the scholarship for law school in 2021.
"This is an extraordinary honor for a phenomenal student-athlete," said coach Bryan Goyings. "Libby has and will continue to be a tremendous representative of Kalamazoo College and NCAA Division III athletes. On the field, she was a relentless competitor and tireless worker. She is driven to succeed in everything she does. To be one of 21 women across all sports and in all divisions reflects how prestigious this award is. I cannot think of a more deserving recipient than Libby."