Greencastle, Ind. — Jack Burgeson (Saint Louis, Park, Minn./Saint Louis Park), a biochemistry major and philosophy minor on the men's swimming and diving team, has been awarded the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Burgeson and women's basketball student-athlete Alex Gasaway were among the 58 student-athletes competing in winter sports on all NCAA levels to earn the honor. The one-time grants of $7,500 each are awarded each fall, winter and spring to 29 men and 29 women each season for a total of 174 scholarships each academic year.
Burgeson helped the Tigers to top 20 finishes at each of the last three NCAA Division III Championships and was a member of six relays that earned all-America honorable mention distinction in his four years. The 200-yard medley relay that he anchored at the 2013 North Coast Athletic Conference Championships still holds the school record.
A an all-conference honoree all four years, Burgeson was part of the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays that won Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championships in 2011. He also was part of eight relays that earned all-North Coast Athletic Conference distinction by finishing in the top three in 2012 through 2014.
Burgeson is a Phi Beta Kappa and Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society inductee and a three-time Scholar All-America selection from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. Earlier this spring he earned Capital One Academic All-Distrcit honors and his name now appears on the national ballot for Academic All-America® consideration.
He is a member of DePauw's Science Research Fellows Program and is the founder and president of DePauw Donors organ donation program.
Since the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship program was created in 1964, 21 DePauw student-athletes have won the award. A complete listing is available here.