Lakeside alum and Southern Illinois University women’s swimmer Bryn Handley has been awarded the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for postgraduate study at a university or professional school. Each sports season, the NCAA awards up to 29 scholarships for men and 29 scholarships for women in the amount of $7,500 for use in an accredited graduate program.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Handley earned a perfect 4.0 GPA at SIU and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy this spring. She was a 2018 CoSIDA Academic All-District selection, a three-time MVC Elite 17 Award winner and was named Academic All-American by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America in 2017.
Handley was one of the program’s top distance swimmers, earning All-MVC honors three times and winning the 5k CSCAA Open Water National Championship in 2017. She also placed eighth in the 1,650 meter freestyle at the USA Swimming Winter Nationals. Her remarkable career included winning MVC Swimmer of the Week honors a dozen times.