June 18, 2013
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina senior swimmer Hannah Lee was one of 12 student-athletes who were selected as recipients of a Conference USA Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship Awards announced Commissioner Britton Banowsky Tuesday. The conference annually presents the $4,000 Postgraduate Scholarship awards to graduates as selected by the C-USA Faculty Athletics Representatives and approved by the Board of Directors.
A four-year letterman, Lee was recognized as ECU's 2012-13 Outstanding Female Scholar-Athlete. The Wake Forest, N.C., native achieved a 3.973 cumulative GPA with a degree in health education and promotion. Last summer she spent several weeks in Africa on a global health outreach dental mission.
A two-time Conference USA Championship finalist and a four-time recipient of the C-USA Academic Medal, Lee plans to attend dental school this fall.
"We're extremely proud of Hannah," Pirate head coach Rick Kobe said. "She was a very focused and determined student-athlete, who worked extremely hard to achieve excellence in both the classroom and pool. She is well deserving of this award."