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Dana Sroka Awarded Post-Graduate Scholarship
Courtesy: UNCABulldogs.com
Release: 05/24/2011
Dana Sroka
Courtesy: UNC Asheville
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) - UNC Asheville women's soccer player Dana Sroka (Durham, N.C.) and Asheville baseball player Dan Lammers (Westlake, Ohio) have been awarded the annual Bob McCloskey Insurance Big South Conference Graduate Fellowships, it was announced today by Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander.  Bob McCloskey Insurance, a Big South Corporate Partner, will award $2,000 each to Sroka and Lammers for their respective graduate studies on Thursday evening, June 2 as part of the Conference's Spring Awards Dinner and Hall of Fame Banquet in Hilton Head, S.C.
The Big South Conference Graduate Fellowship Program was established by the League in the fall of 2005 as a means of recognizing the academic excellence of Big South Conference student-athletes who intend to pursue postgraduate studies upon graduation from a Big South Conference institution.
"I want to congratulate Ms. Sroka and Mr. Lammers for their outstanding undergraduate careers and selection for this prestigious honor," said Kallander.  "The entire Big South family is proud of their accomplishments and we wish them the best in their graduate studies.  We also are gratified by the support of McCloskey Insurance for this worthy award."
"It is with great pleasure that we present these scholarships to these two fine, deserving student-athletes, and wish to extend our heartfelt wishes to their continued success in their future endeavors," added Rob McCloskey.  "We also are very proud and excited to be a Big South Corporate Partner, and look forward to a long-term relationship."
Sroka played four years for the Bulldogs, appearing in 34 games during her career with 16 starts.  She tallied her first career goal in her senior campaign, a score against Francis Marion on Sept. 19.  Sroka also had an assist for three total points during the 2010 season.  She tallied two assists in 11 games during her freshman season as well.  Sroka, who served as team captain, is a 3.879 student in Health and Wellness Promotion and has been accepted into Duke University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program for the Fall of 2011 and plans to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
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