Asajavicius Earns Postgraduate Scholarship
Senior water polo student-athlete earns prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
April 8, 2012
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Edgaras Asajavicius, a three-time All-American, has added another award to the long list of accomplishments for the LMU men's water polo program. Asajavicius was named a recipient of a 2011-12 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Of the 29 male scholarship beneficiaries honored nationwide to those participating in fall sports, Asajavicius was one of just two water polo student-athletes selected for the honor. The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee has awarded a $7,500 scholarship to Asajavicius for part-time or full-time postgraduate study at a university or professional school.
It is the second straight year a member of the LMU program has earned a postgraduate scholarship, joining Tibor Forai, who earned a scholarship a year ago.
Asajavicus' list of accomplishments has grown quite lengthy in his four years as a Lion, both in the classroom and in the pool.
Asajavicius was named third-team All-American after leading the team with 57 goals in 2011, giving him 206 in his four-year career. He finishes his stellar career third all-time in goals, and is just the third player in LMU history to reach 200 goals in a career. It is his third All-American honor, earning third-time as a sophomore in 2009 and honorable mention in 2010.
The All-American honor caps a record year for Asajavicius, who was also named the Western Water Polo Association Player of the Year and first-team All-WWPA.
Asajavicius joins Andy Stevens, Tibor Forai, Ian Elliott, Endre Rex-Kiss and Kevin Witt as three-time All-Americans. Steven and Forai were four-time winners.
Similar NCAA postgraduate awards were given to winter and spring student-athletes, totaling 174 individual winners.
To qualify, student-athletes must excel academically and athletically, be in their final year of eligibility and plan to pursue graduate study. Student-athletes must also maintain at least a 3.2 grade-point average and be nominated by their institution's faculty athletics representative.
Created in 1964, NCAA postgraduate scholarships promote and encourage education by rewarding the Association's most accomplished student-athletes. Additional information is available on the NCAA Website.