OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss Senior Volleyball Aubrey Edie continues to garner months of honor after tallying her last assist for the rebels. The Fayetteville, Arkansas native received a prestigious NCAA graduate scholarship to continue her education.
Edie becomes the 20th recipient of an NCAA graduate scholarship at Ole Miss and the first since Lee Ellis-Moore of track and Field in 2011. She is also the first volleyball player to get the scholarship.
An elementary school major with an impressive 3.98 grade point average, Edie is one of 58 student-athletes (29 men, 29 women) from all NCAA divisions to win the scholarship for the fall season.
“We want our student-athletes to have a great experience at Ole Miss,” said Lynnette Johnson, assistant general manager of sports and senior women’s administrator. “Our student-athlete development staff supports them in their educational endeavors and prepares them for life after theathlétisme.La Aubrey’s Graduate Scholarship is a great testament to her commitment to excellence in preparing for her post-volleyball career.”
Leading the rebels’ rude strike in 2016, Edie became the career record holder at Ole Miss with 4,834 assists, ranking fourth in the NCAA for career active assists. They ranked fifth in the SEC in assists per set and paved the way for the rebels to have two hitters in the SEC top 10 and two players in the top 10 in finishs and points per set. Edie earned AVCA all-South region honors.
Off the field, Edie became the first two-time academic All-America co-winner in program history in 2016 and the first player to be named to the first team. Edie is a three-time all-district co-academic first team and a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member. She made the Chancellor’s honor roll each semester and was named to the SEC community service team twice.
“It’s very rare for an all-around talent with a near-perfect academic record to also break records on the athletic front,” said Derek Cowherd, senior associate director of athletics. Aubrey’s personal accolades extend far and wide, from being an academic All-American, to being the assistant principal at Ole Miss, to being named an NCAA graduate scholarship winner, to being selected to the SEC community service team. Aubrey is an outstanding representative of the University, and every student-athlete should strive to achieve her level of success on and off the field.”
The NCAA awards up to 174 graduate scholarships per year. 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 Graduate Scholarships are awarded three times a year corresponding to each sports season (fall, winter and spring). Each athletic season, there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women for use in an accredited graduate program.