El Paso, TX — Former UTEP tennis player Carolina DeLuca is one of 12 recipients of the Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship Award as announced by Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky on Tuesday.
DeLuca is expected to graduate from UTEP during the summer of 2013 with a degree in organization and corporation communications. She holds a 3.41 GPA and has earned a spot on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll during all four years of her undergraduate career.
The native of Sao Paulo, Brazil is a four-year letter winner and plans to pursue her master’s degree in sport management.
This is the fifth year the award has been named for Dr. Castañeda, who served Rice University for 46 years as an educator, coach and Faculty Athletics Representative before he passed away in November 2008. The conference annually presents the $4,000 Postgraduate Scholarship awards to graduates as selected by the C-USA Faculty Athletics Representatives and approved by the Board of Directors.