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Former women’s tennis player earns NCAA postgraduate scholarship

Lauren Herring, a 2015 UGA graduate and student-athlete in women’s tennis, has earned one of the NCAA’s most prestigious honors, a $7,500 educational grant.

A native of Greenville, N.C., Herring earned a degree in sociology in May. She concluded her athletic career at UGA as a five-time Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American on the court and a three-time Academic All-American in the classroom.

Herring is the fourth UGA student-athlete this year to receive an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, joining swimmers Maddie Locus, Nic Fink and Jordan Mattern. It marks the first time since 1997 that UGA has had four recipients. Herring is only the second women’s tennis student-athlete to receive this honor; Lianna Bebeau received the postgraduate scholarship in 1988. The university has had 74 student-athletes earn an NCAA postgraduate scholarship including a streak of having at least one winner since 2007.

Herring finished second in school history with a combined 238 wins and second all-time in UGA history with 118 doubles victories.