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Two Auburn University student-athletes named finalists for NCAA Walter Byers Scholarship

AUBURN – Two former Auburn student athletes are among the six finalists for the 2012 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship, the NCAA’s highest academic award. Auburn’s finalists are Dan Mazzaferro, diving, who graduated in 2010 from the College of Sciences and Mathematics and in 2011 from the College of Business; and Mary “Katy” Frierson, women’s soccer, who graduated in 2011 from the College of Liberal Arts.

Each year, three male and three female finalists are invited to interview for one of two awards. One male and one female former student-athlete will be selected later this month for the renewable award, which provides $24,000 annually.

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