BYU forward Steve Schreiner, Utah basketball and track star Brenda Alcorn and Southern Utah guard Peter Johnson have been awarded $5,000 NCAA postgraduate scholarships, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
Schreiner and Johnson are among eight Division I basketball players selected for the scholarship.Alcorn is one of 15 women nationwide to receive this award this year.
Schreiner has a 3.71 cumulative grade point average in physical therapy. Schreiner, a 6-7 forward from Salt Lake City, was a first team All- Western Athletic Conference selection this past season. He averaged 14.2 points and 6.7 rebounds. During his three-year career, he scored 1,128 points.
Johnson is an accounting major who carries a cumulative GPA of 3.485. As a basketball player, Johnson's contributions were significant for the Thunderbirds. He averaged 15.7 points and 4.6 rebounds and twice earned honors as the National Independent Player of the Week.
Alcorn will graduate from the University of Utah in June with a degree in Meteorology. She carries an overall GPA of 3.80. Alcorn will attend graduate school at Utah where she will work on an M.S. degree in meteorology. Associate professor of meteorology John D. Horel calls Alcorn "one of the two best students to have majored in meteorology at the University of Utah during the past five years."