Former Emory University softball standout Jenna Wilson (Malvern, PA/Conestoga HS) has been named a spring recipient of the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, bestowed upon student-athletes who excel academically and athletically, while also serving as leaders in the community.
The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, a $10,000 award will be applied toward the graduate degree program of Wilson's choice.
Emory has been awarded 116 postgraduate scholarships over the school's history, and its 99 since 2000 is second only to Stanford University for the highest total by any NCAA member.
Wilson was a fixture in the Eagles' outfield during her four years, appearing in 160 contests and drawing 118 starting assignments. She holds the school's all-time mark with 76 stolen bases while her career batting average of .398 (157-of-394) ranks seventh on the school's career chart. She holds the first- and fourth-highest seasonal totals in stolen bases with her 33 thefts in 2019 bettering the previous standard of 26 held by Cassie Walsh (2008). This past year Wilson was a catalyst in helping Emory to its first-ever appearance in the finals of the NCAA D-III Championships, starting all 50 games she saw action in and ranking fourth on the squad in hitting with a .367 effort. Named to the All-University Athletic Association First Team for the second straight year, she was the Eagles' leader with 65 hits and 48 runs scored. She placed third on the team's score sheet with 16 multi-hit contests, and she produced a 12-game streak (Mar. 21 – Apr. 7) of hitting safely that ranked as the longest by an Emory player during the campaign. She was named the Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Demorest, Georgia Regional and earned a spot on the NCAA Championships All-Tournament Team.
Away from the field, Jenna distinguished herself in the classroom as a Google Cloud Academic All-District honoree. A two-time UAA Presidential Scholar, she was a three-time member of the Dean's List at Emory.
Wilson is the eighth softball player in program history and first since Brittany File (2017) to have been awarded the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Wilson, who graduated in May as a Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology major, was nominated for the Postgraduate Scholarship with a 3.84 grade-point average.
Emory Softball NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships
2019 – Jenna Wilson
2017 – Brittany File
2014 – Megan Light
2014 – Amanda Kardys
2014 – Claire Bailey
2007 – Sarah Morse
2005 – Mary Nicol
2003 – Melissa Roberts