March 3, 2005
Louisville, Ky. -- Baseball player Logan Snyder and rower Karen Bramer were named as the first recipients of the National City Bank Postgraduate Scholarship.
The two earned postgraduate scholarships honoring graduating
U of L student athletes who have excelled in the classroom and in competition while demonstrating positive character and citizenship.
"We are very pleased to invest in this partnership with U of L athletics and believe it is just another way we can deepen our relationship with this University," said Charles P. Denny, president and chief executive officer of National City Bank of Kentucky. "The National City postgraduate scholarship awards will help to positively recognize student-athletes who demonstrate excellence in all areas, as well as helping to finance their postgraduate studies."
A finance major, Snyder is a catcher for the Louisville baseball team and plans to pursue both an MBA and law degree. At U of L, he has been a member of the Dean's List, the Athletic Director's Honor Roll and the Conference USA Com-missioner's List. He also received the Navy ROTC V-12 Alumni Scholarship, and the Protegrity Services, Inc. Scholarship. During his collegiate career, he has been active in the CardsCARE program, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is a member of Springdale Community Church. As a finance student in the School of Business, he did internships with UBS Financial Services and at General Electric in the Consumer and Industrial Division.
Bramer is the captain of the rowing team after beginning her athletic career as a walk-on. After earning Most Improved Novice Rower as a freshman and the Cardinal Pride Award as a sophomore, she was voted team captain. She is a member of the Gold Key International Honor Society and is working on a dual certification in elementary education, specializing in learning and behavior disorders. Her community service hours set her apart from other applicants for the postgraduate scholarship. Last year, she logged more than 300 hours of community service and earned the CardsCARE Excellence Award. She volunteered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, taking on a Little Sister named Takisha, as well as reading extensively to elementary school children all over the city. In addition, she is a part-time caretaker for a woman with profound mental retardation and cerebral palsy for the last ten years.
"We are very pleased to have National City's partnership with this program," said Tom Jurich, Vice President for Athletics. "Karen and Logan represent all that is good about student-athletes at the University of Louisville. National City's commitment to honor our top athletes with postgraduate scholarships, based on demonstrated excellence in all aspects of their collegiate experience, is evidence of their commitment to our University's overall mission."