OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss volleyball senior Aubrey Edie continues to rake in honors months after tallying her last assist for the Rebels. The Fayetteville, Arkansas native has received a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship to continue her studies.
Edie becomes the 20th NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient at Ole Miss and the first since Lee Ellis-Moore of Track and Field in 2011. She is also the first volleyball player to earn the scholarship.
An elementary education major with an impressive 3.98 grade point average, Edie is one of 58 student-athletes (29 male, 29 female) from all NCAA divisions to earn the $7,500 scholarship for the fall season.
"We want our student-athletes to have a great experience while at Ole Miss," said executive associate athletics director and senior woman administrator Lynnette Johnson. "Our student-athlete development staff provides support for their educational endeavors and prepares them for 'life after athletics.' Aubrey's postgraduate scholarship is a great testimony to her commitment to excellence in preparing for her career after volleyball."
Directing the offensive attack for the Rebels in 2016, Edie became the career record holder at Ole Miss with 4,834 assists, which ranked fourth in the NCAA in active career assists. She ranked fifth in the SEC in assists per set and paved the way for the Rebels to have two hitters among the top 10 in the SEC and two players in the top 10 in kills and points per set. Edie earned AVCA All-South Region honors.
Off the court, Edie became the first two-time CoSIDA Academic All-America honoree in program history in 2016 and the first player to be named to the first team. Edie is a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District First Teamer as well as a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. She has made the Chancellor's Honor Roll every semester and has been named to the SEC Community Service Team twice.
"Very seldom does an all-around talent with a near-perfect academic record also set records athletically," said senior associate athletics director Derek Cowherd. "Aubrey's personal accolades stretch far and wide, from being an Academic All-American, to the assist leader at Ole Miss, to being named an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winner, to being selected for the SEC Community Service Team. Aubrey has been an excellent representative of the university, and every student-athlete should aspire to attain her level of success both on and off the court."
The NCAA awards up to 174 Postgraduate Scholarships annually. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships are awarded three times a year corresponding to each sport season (fall, winter and spring). Each sports season, there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women for use in an accredited graduate program.