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Beisel Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Beisel, a telecommunications major at the University of Florida, has had a stellar swimming career in college, much like here in Rhode Island where she broke records.

Beisel Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
North Kingstown native and Olympic medal-winning swimmer Elizabeth Beisel has been selected as a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Beisel, a telecommunications major at the University of Florida, has had a stellar swimming career in college, much like here in Rhode Island where she broke records.

In Florida, she won two NCAA championships, nine SEC titles and was honored as an All-American 18 times.

According to the university's athletic Web site, Beisel has also racked up multiple achievements outside of the pool. Last year, the three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member became just the 11th student-athlete in Florida history to be named Capital One Academic All-America of the Year, earning the distinction for the women’s At-Large team. In addition, Beisel was elected to the 2012 and 2013 Capital One Academic At-Large First Team, joining Tracy Caulkins as the only two female Gators to be named to the first team twice.

Also winning a scholarship is Brad deBorde, a native of Longwood, Fla.

“A postgraduate scholarship is a tribute to the type of athletes that we bring in and shows the type of people we are looking,” said head coach Gregg Troy. “Tim Aydt, our academic advisor, does a great job helping our student-athletes navigate through school and points them in the right direction. Brad and Elizabeth are fantastic individuals as well as tremendous athletes. They are some of the most accomplished people to compete for this program. To succeed like they have in the pool and still accomplish all that they have academically speaks volumes for the athletes themselves and what we’re trying to do here at Florida.”

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