DeShields, Meyer Named Wayne Duke Postgraduate Scholarship Nominees

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa seniors Elizabeth DeShields (softball) and Aaron Meyer (wrestling) were selected as nominees for the 2020 Wayne Duke Postgraduate Scholarship, the Big Ten conference announced Wednesday.

The Wayne Duke Postgraduate Scholarship, which is for $10,000, is awarded to two senior Big Ten student-athletes (one male; one female) for exceptional achievement in academics, athletics, and civic service. Each institution nominates two student-athletes. The winners will be announced March 14, 2020.

DeShields, a native of Midwest City, Oklahoma, is a health and human physiology major on the Iowa softball team. She leads the softball team’s Lil’ Hawk program – a program that visits with local elementary school kids around the area. On the diamond, DeShields has appeared in 54 games as a Hawkeye after transferring from Marshall. DeShields is set to graduate in May 2020.

Meyer, a native of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, is a senior on the Iowa wrestling team. Meyer is a three-time academic All-Big Ten honoree, two-time Dean’s List honoree, and a 2019 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. Meyer is graduating in May 2020 with a degree in health and human physiology.

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