SPARTANBURG, S.C. - College of Charleston's Caroline Newman (Greensboro, N.C.) was named one of eight Southern Conference postgraduate scholarship recipients for the 2011-12 academic school year.
The 5-foot-7 senior women's tennis standout received the Dr. David Knight Graduate Scholarship which is awarded annually to a deserving student-athlete who is interested in continuing their education in graduate school and is presented in memory of the late Dr. David Knight, a former professor and long-time faculty athletics representative at UNCG.
"Caroline has meant everything to our program," CofC Director of Tennis Angelo Anastopoulo said. "As a student at the College of Charleston, she has meant everything to The College. She is the top graduate of the CofC Honors College, which is one of the top honors programs in the country, and she also received the J. Stewart Walker Cup, which is the top athletics award a student-athlete can receive. To receive a postgraduate scholarship, which will help her achieve her goal of becoming a doctor and helping young people all around the world someday, is really a great reward for the countless hours she has put in with her school work, her volunteer work and her competition in athletics."
A two-time Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team honoree, Newman has been a key contributor in each of the Cougars' four consecutive SoCon Tennis championship titles. She was twice named second-team All-SoCon in singles play, while earning that distinction in doubles in 2009.
A psychology major with a minor in neuroscience, Newman will graduate this May with an impressive 4.0 cumulative grade-point average. An aspiring doctor, she has volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House and participated in a medical mission trip to Swaziland, a country located in Southern Africa. After taking a year away from school to volunteer in a local hospice and work as an emergency medical technician, Newman intends to enter medical school in the fall of 2013.
Newman and the seven other graduate scholars will be honored for their accomplishments at the SoCon Honors Dinner to be held on Wednesday, May 30, in Asheville, N.C.