Moran Receives 2017 Jim Castaneda Postgraduate Scholarship

Natalie Moran
June 20, 2017

RUSTON – Louisiana Tech softball’s Natalie Moran was announced by Conference USA on Tuesday as one of 14 recipients of the Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship Awards.

Moran was a four-year letter winner for the Lady Techsters at the catcher position and recently graduated with honors as a biology major.

She posted a 3.907 cumulative grade point average during her time at LA Tech and was a four-time C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll recipient. She is applying to various medical schools for postgraduate education.

This is the ninth year the award has been named for Dr. Castañeda, who served Rice University for 46 years as an educator, coach and Faculty Athletics Representative before he passed away in November 2008.

The conference annually awards the $4,000 Postgraduate Scholarships to graduates as selected by the C-USA Faculty Athletics Representatives and approved by the Board of Directors.

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