Ellis Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami track and field standout Brittny Ellis has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for both her academic and athletic achievements.
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners receive a one-time, non-renewable scholarship of $10,000. The scholarships were created to promote and encourage graduate education by rewarding the Association’s most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA championship and/or emerging sports.
Recipients must be in their final season of NCAA athletics eligibility or must have completed athletic eligibility, be in their final year of undergraduate academic work or received an undergrad degree and plan on pursuing their graduate studies, maintained an overall 3.2 GPA, and performed with great distinction in their sport. All candidates were nominated by their institution’s faculty athletics representative.
Ellis graduated with a degree in nursing last spring with a 3.82 GPA and is currently earning her master’s degree in health informatics. As a 400-meter runner, Ellis is a four-time USTFCCCA All-American, an eight-time ACC Championships medalist and a four-time ACC team champion.
The Gurnee, Ill., native has cracked Miami’s all-time top five records list in both the 400m (twice) and as part of the 4x400m relay (three times).
Ellis’s accomplishments have shined through off the track as well with her recognition at Miami’s fifth annual Celebration of Women’s Athletics in 2019; being tapped into UM’s Omicron Delta Kappa Chapter; and being recognized by the Iron Arrow Honor Society, the highest honor attained at the University.