INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – University of Montevallo senior Rebekah Phelps recently became the first student-athlete at the University to earn a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Postgraduate Scholarship.
Phelps, who carries a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade-point average in her elementary education coursework, will pursue a graduate degree at Montevallo following graduation this spring.
“I’m really excited to continue my education at Montevallo,” Phelps said. “I am very thankful for all of academic and athletic support the University of Montevallo athletic department has shown me over the past four years.”
The Huntsville, Alabama native and Huntsville High School graduate was named a second team CoSIDA Academic All-American and an Academic All-District selection following her senior season. She was also named the Peach Belt Conference Elite 15 Award winner for having the highest academic profile among volleyball student-athletes in the conference in each of the past two seasons.
On the court, Phelps was named a NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region selection by the American Volleyball Coaches Association and a first team All-Peach Belt Conference selection for the second year in a row.
Phelps finished third on the team with 295 kills while averaging 2.42 kills per set. Phelps was also third on the team with 363 digs while averaging 2.98 digs per set. She also led the Falcons with 48 service aces this season.
Phelps recorded nine double-double efforts this season. She posted a season-high 18 kills against USC Aiken and registered a career-high 27 digs against both the Pacers and Lander University this season.
“We are very proud of Becky and her academic achievements while she played volleyball at the University of Montevallo” said Montevallo volleyball coach Katie O’Brien. “Becky is a remarkable example that you can do both extremely well. Being a student-athlete is a true balancing act for all of our players. ”
About The University of Montevallo
The University of Montevallo seeks to be unique in higher education in Alabama, by providing students from throughout the state an affordable, geographically accessible, “small college” public higher educational experience of high quality. Settled within an atmosphere of national historic beauty and offering a tradition of innovative cultural expression, we seek to provide professional programs supported by a broad base of arts and sciences that are designed for intellectual and personal growth in the pursuit of meaningful employment and responsible, informed citizenship.