Brooke Bean Named A-10 Postgraduate Scholarship Winner
Graduate is one of 14 awardees announced on Thursday
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - George Washington women's soccer graduate Brooke Bean has been named an Atlantic 10 Postgraduate Scholarship winner, the league announced on Thursday.
Bean is one of 14 scholarship recipients, one from each Atlantic 10 member school. The other recipients include: Elise Lankiewicz from Davidson, Hunter Johnston from Dayton, Samantha Kline from Duquesne, Michelle Wallerstedt from George Mason, Christina Bascara from La Salle, Kelsey Crawford from Massachusetts, Alexander McGrainer from Rhode Island, Hannah Metheson from Richmond, Allison Field from St. Bonaventure, John Magee from Saint Joseph's, and Brooks Vial from VCU. Each student-athlete will receive $5,000 toward continuing their education or professional program.
“It is an honor to receive the A-10 postgraduate scholarship," said Bean. "College athletics has shaped who I am and has given me endless opportunities on and off the field. This is yet another example of that, and it speaks to how committed the A-10 is to the professional success of their graduates. I know there are numerous qualified and willing recipients for this award, so this is a huge honor.”
Athletic performance, academic achievement and involvement in the community were considered during the selection process. This year's awardee class has an average GPA of 3.71 and is comprised of 10 females and four males from six different sports.
A three-time team co-captain, Bean led GW's back line, receiving Second Team All-Conference recognition for her final season after starting all 21 games for the Colonials and helping the squad to a league-best 0.77 goals-against average.
Bean also excelled in the classroom, caping her career with an A-10 All-Academic Team nod. A journalism and mass communications major, Bean finished her undergraduate studies with a cumulative GPA of 3.88 and was a fixture on both the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and GW Athletics Academic Dean's List throughout her career.
The Annandale, Virginia, native was a true leader for the Colonials, both on the field and serving as a quasi-coach in 2015 after suffering a season-ending injury. Bean's guidance helped GW claim the 2015 A-10 regular-season title and earned her GW's Best Female Athlete in a Supporting Role at the annual Georgey Awards.
Bean is slated to attend the University of Virginia School of Law in the fall and hopes to pursue sports law.
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