BLOG: Central York grad Lundy wins NCAA scholarship
Megan Lundy's stellar track and field career at Shippensburg University is over.
The Central York High School graduate, however, is continuing to pick up major honors.
This week, Lundy became the ninth Shippensburg student-athlete in history to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
The NCAA awards one-time, educational grants to 58 student-athletes for the fall, winter and spring seasons. The spring edition winners (29 men and 29 women) will receive a nonrenewable grant of $7,500 for use in an accredited postgraduate program.
Lundy, named to the 2015-16 Academic All-America™ Women’s Track and Field First Team for NCAA Division II on June 23, is a nine-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) champion. She graduated summa cum laude in May with a degree in early childhood education, all the while maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for her collegiate academic career.
She is just the fourth athlete in school history to achieve three Academic All-America honors in a career — joining Spring Grove High School graduate Brian Cozzens (men’s basketball, 1980-82), Page Heath (women’s lacrosse, 2002-04) and Neely Spence (women’s track and field/cross country, 2010-12).
Including her turns as the anchor on the 1,600 relay, Lundy notched All-PSAC (top three) finishes in all 16 of the 400-meter conference runs in her career at the PSAC Championships, save for one race. Three of her nine conference championships were individual efforts, including both of the 400-meter PSAC titles as a sophomore in 2014. That same year, Lundy was an NCAA All-American after placing eighth in the 400 meters at the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships.
Her historic run as a track and field student-athlete includes the three Academic All-America awards, three PSAC Top 10 awards and two PSAC Champion Scholar awards. At Shippensburg, Lundy was also active in Phi Kappa Phi, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) before graduating.
Lundy is planning to return to Shippensburg this fall for graduate school.
The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.
The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship was created in 1964 to promote and encourage postgraduate education by rewarding the NCAA's most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA championship and/or emerging sports.