Men's Soccer

Jeff Kovar Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Jeff Kovar was a four-time All-WCC selection and the men's soccer program's first-ever Academic All-American.
Jeff Kovar was a four-time All-WCC selection and the men's soccer program's first-ever Academic All-American.

March 17, 2003

Los Angeles, Calif., Monday, Mar. 17, 2003 - The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee recently awarded a $6,900 scholarship to LMU senior soccer player Jeff Kovar for part-time or full-time postgraduate study at the university or professional school of his choice.

The NCAA has awarded a total of 58 postgraduate scholarships of $6,900 each to 29 men and 29 women who participated in fall sports, which included men's and women's cross country, women's field hockey, football, men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, and men's water polo.

To qualify for an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, a student-athlete must have an overall grade-point average of 3.200 (on a 4.000 scale) or its equivalent and must have performed with distinction as a member of the varsity team in the sport in which the student-athlete was nominated. The student-athlete must have behaved, both on and off the field, in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete, the institution and intercollegiate athletics. The student-athlete also must intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time or part-time graduate student.

Kovar, who plans to attend medical school, was a four-time All-West Coast Conference selection for the Lions and Head Coach Paul Krumpe. The Palos Verdes native was also a three-time WCC All-Academic pick and was named the WCC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2001. As a senior in 2002 he garnered Soccer America National Team of the Week honors (Oct.7-13) for his work on the field, while his dedication in the classroom earned him a spot on the Verizon Academic All-District VIII team. Kovar wrapped up his collegiate career leading the Lions to the second round of the 2002 NCAA College Cup and by earning the programs first ever Verizon Academic All-American Award.

 

 

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