Kenny Ridge '12 Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

by B.J. Spigelmyer | Jul 02, 2012

Kenny Ridge '12 of the DeSales University baseball team has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship as announced by the NCAA and just one of 29 handed out to male student-athletes on a spring sports team across all divisions.

Kenny Ridge '12 Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Kenny Ridge '12

The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition. The one-time grants of $7,500 each are awarded for fall sports, winter sports and spring sports. Each sports season (fall, winter and spring), there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women. The scholarships are one-time, non-renewable grants.

Ridge graduated from DeSales with a 3.75 cumulative grade point average this past spring as a double major in sports management and marketing.  He was a three-year standout at second base on the baseball team earning multiple honors during his senior year including All-Freedom Conference First-Team, ABCA All-Region Third-Team, and Capital One Academic All-District First-Team. 

Ridge finished the season batting .368, ranking second on the team in hits (60) and runs scored (38), while also ranking third in doubles (9) and RBIs (26).  He also tied for the team lead with 20 stolen bases and had a .953 fielding percentage at second base with just 11 errors in 232 chances and turning 28 double plays.  Ridge finished his career with 110 hits, 83 runs scored, and 39 stolen bases in just three years of playing time.

He is already enrolled in Villanova University law school pursuing a law degree with a focus on sport & entertainment law beginning this fall. 

Ridge becomes just the fourth student-athlete in DeSales University history to earn an NCAA Postgraduate scholarship joining George Bilicic Jr. (Men’s Basketball – 1985), Vic Longo (Men’s Cross Country – 2000), Andrew Ferretti (Men’s Cross Country – 2010).

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