The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee announced recent Oregon Lacrosse alumna Caroline Federighi as a postgraduate scholarship winner Thursday afternoon. The former Ducks goalkeeper is one of just 29 spring female student-athletes from across the country in all three divisions to be awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Federighi graduated in June following her third season as a goalkeeper the lacrosse team at Oregon. She ranks second all-time with 295 saves and is the Ducks’ record-holder in career save percentage (.496) and goals against average (9.40). During her senior season in the spring, Federighi played 11 games with a 9.28 goals against average and a .504 save percentage.
After the season, the Pleasanton, Calif., native was named second team All-MPSF. She also earned Oregon Lacrosse's first-ever Academic All-American nod, earning a spot on the third team. Federighi earned her degree in Human Physiology.
The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women. Each sports season (fall, winter and spring), there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 available for women. The $7,500 scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.