Alabama gymnastics All-America and Academic All-America Keely McNeer has earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, becoming the 20th Crimson Tide gymnast to earn the prestigious scholarship.
McNeer is finishing her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering while carrying a 4.0 grade point average and is on track for her ultimate goal of medical school.
A native of Madison, Miss., McNeer was one of three Crimson Tide student-athletes to earn an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in the winter selection period, making Alabama the only Division I school to earn three scholarships from the winter sports.
“What an amazing cap to Keely’s career,” Alabama Coach Dana Duckworth said. “The NCAA Scholarship is not only a tremendous honor, but it will be a great boost as she starts her journey through medical school.”
Alabama gymnastics’ total of 20 NCAA scholarships is the most among all gymnastics programs. Tide gymnasts have earned nine of the scholarships since 2010.
Alabama student-athletes earned four NCAA postgraduate scholarships during the 2016-17 fall and winter selection periods. The Crimson Tide has earned 16 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships over the past four years with the 2017 spring scholarships still to be awarded.
The one-time non-renewable scholarships of $7,500 are awarded three times a year corresponding to each sports season (fall, winter and spring). Each sports season there are 29 scholarships available for both men and women for use in an accredited graduate program.