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Apr. 27,  2009

Swimmers Win NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships

Two senior members of the men’s swimming and diving team, Harrison Brown and Keith Diggs, have been named as recipients of the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

They will receive $7,500 scholarships for postgraduate study.  The honor is based on both their academic and athletic success over their Emory careers.

Brown is a nine-time all-American, which includes the six all-America certificates he earned at the 2009 NCAA Championships.  The senior has been part of six school-record setting performances during his time at Emory, three in individual events and three in relays.  He has also helped the team to four top-four finishes at the NCAA Championships, including a second-place finish this year.

Brown, a business major, has a grade point average of 3.6.  He was named to the Dean’s List in 2008, and is a two-time academic all-American.  Brown plans on attending medical school in the fall of 2010.

Diggs, the NCAA Division III Champion in the 400-yard individual medley in 2008, earned five all-America certificates and four all-America honorable mentions over his career.  At the 2009 NCAA Championships, he earned all-America honors in the 400-yard individual medley and the 1,650-yard freestyle, setting a school-record in the former.

Diggs, a political science major with a minor in music, has a 3.788 grade point average.  He is a National Merit Scholar and a John Emory Scholar, and has been named to the Dean’s List four times during his academic career.  Diggs tentatively plans to attend law school after graduation


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