July 11, 2002

Uwa Airhiavbere Earns John McLendon Memorial Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Award

July 11, 2002

Brown senior Uwa Airhiavbere (McLean, Va.) became one of five winners for the third annual John McLendon Memorial Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Awards announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).

Airhiavbere earned a $10,000 grant to be used toward postgraduate studies in athletics administration. He was presented with his award at NACDA's 37th Annual Convention, June 16-19 at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

Airhiavbere was a four-year member of the Brown varsity football team, serving as tri-captain for his senior season. An honorable mention All-Ivy selection last year, Airhiabvere registered 31 tackles, including eight tackles for a loss and 3.5 quarterback sacks. He was named the Ivy League's Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Princeton.

He was a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society, the Brown Advisory Committee on University Planning, and the Brown Disciplinary Committee.

Airhiavbere's achievements on the Brown University campus do not end there. He created and laid the foundation for a tutoring program specifically aimed to help incoming freshmen football players achieve academic excellence. Airhiavbere, also an engineering teacher assistant, completed three economics interships and was invited to participate in the Business Today International Conference.

Minorities who intend to pursue a postgraduate degree in athletics administration are eligible for these scholarships. Students were required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, have senior status and have demonstrated leadership qualities on an institutional or community level.