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Three Sooners Earn NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships

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Press Release University of Oklahoma:

The NCAA announced that three University of Oklahoma student-athletes – Gabe Ikard and Trey Millard (football) and Sallie McLaurin (volleyball) – have been awarded grants to attend graduate school either on a part-time or full-time basis. This is the first time in OU history that two football student-athletes and three student-athletes in one sports cycle have received this prestigious NCAA scholarship.


Ikard, McLaurin and Millard were part of a class of student-athletes from OU’s 21 varsity sports who combined to register a 3.06 cumulative GPA during the fall 2013 semester, the highest mark ever recorded by the Sooners. The trio of Ikard, McLaurin and Millard also participated in OU’s study abroad trip to Ireland in 2013.

Ikard was one of three OU student-athletes who graduated with a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA in 2013. He majored in multidisciplinary studies with a biological sciences theme and has indicated a desire to pursue a medical degree following the conclusion of his professional playing career. Ikard was selected as the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year in 2013 and previously was awarded an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship as a 2013 National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award winner.

The Oklahoma City native was also the first OU football student-athlete to be named a three-time Capital One Academic All-American and was the 2013 Big 12 Scholar Athlete of the Year for football. A First-Team All-American selection by Walter Camp, CBS Sports and the American Football Coaches Association, the highly-decorated offensive lineman also became Oklahoma’s inaugural winner of the Wuerffel Trophy for his academic and athletic achievement and was a two-time team captain.

McLaurin, who currently has a 3.77 GPA as a health and exercise science major, earned Academic All-Big 12 distinction three times during her career. Like Ikard, she was named to the Capital One Academic All-America first team last fall and was the Big 12 Scholar Athlete of the Year for volleyball. She was also named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America Second Team and All-Big 12 First Team in 2013. On the court, McLaurin led Oklahoma with 3.78 kills per set and led the Big 12 in scoring percentage with a .423. She also holds the OU record for block assists with 529. During her senior season, the Sooners finished third in the Big 12 Conference with a 24-8 record and a fifth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance.

Millard concluded his OU career with a 3.72 GPA in psychology. He served as a two-year team captain for the Sooners, sharing the team’s Don Key Award with Ikard as a senior. Named by the conference coaches as an All-Big 12 First Team selection as a junior and senior, he was also a two-time Capital One All-District selection and a three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team pick. The senior co-captain finished his career against Texas Tech on Oct. 26, 2013, after suffering an ACL injury. Millard rushed for 531 yards on 95 attempts, scoring six touchdowns. He had 68 receptions for 678 yards and seven touchdowns.

First granted in 1964, this grant of $7,500 is given to a maximum of 174 student-athletes over the course of each academic year. Twenty-nine men and twenty-nine women each fall, winter and spring are awarded this post-graduate scholarship. 

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