Softball's Elana Meyers is Recipient of A-10 Postgraduate Scholarship
June 21, 2007
PHILADELPHIA, PA - George Washington's Elana Meyers (Douglasville, GA/Lithia Springs) has been named one of four recipients of the 2007 Atlantic 10 Conference Postgraduate Scholarship, the league office announced Wednesday. Also awarded were Rhode Island's Emily Anderson, Jane Daniels of Charlotte, and Chris Ekimoff of St. Bonaventure.
Our presidents and directors of athletics have always emphasized the importance of the student in the term student-athlete," says Atlantic 10 commissioner Linda Bruno. We all strive to make the collegiate experience an important and memorable one and this is another way for us to do that. We congratulate these four student-athletes and wish them and all of our student-athletes success in their future endeavors."
The A-10's faculty athletics representatives annually honor four student-athletes who excel in academics, athletics and involvement in extra curricular activities. The recipients are required to use the scholarship toward postgraduate education expenses.
Meyers batted a team-best .413 (.532 in A-10 play) in 2007, helping lead the Colonials to their first-ever appearance in the Atlantic 10 Championship. The graduate student also paced the Colonials with 59 hits, 26 runs scored, 14 doubles, and 25 runs batted in en route to garnering NFCA First Team All-Region accolades.
After becoming the first GW softball signee, Meyers started all 192 of GW's all-time games. Meyers left Foggy Bottom as GW's all-time career leader in batting average (.356), on-base percentage (.430), runs (111), hits (202), doubles (32), triples (15), total bases (297), walks (63), and stolen bases (68). The Douglasville, GA, native was also the first Colonial to receive All-Conference accolades and earned First Team All A-10 and A-10 Softball Student-Athlete of the Year honors in both the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
Last week, Meyers signed a professional contract to play with the Mid-Michigan Ice of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF).
A first-team Academic All-American in 2006 and 2007, Meyers graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2006, and earned the George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services Distinguished Scholar Award in 2006. She will continue her graduate studies in exercise science at Georgia State University.