April 26, 2013
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The academic honors continue to roll in for University of Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving standout Kim Holden as the senior has now earned a prestigious NCAA postgraduate scholarship for $7,500, the organization announced recently.
Holden finished up a sensational career with a pair of Honorable Mention All-America citations (200 back, 400 medley relay) last month at the NCAA Championships. For her career Holden raked in 11 BIG EAST titles (T-4th in school history) and 22 all-BIG EAST scrolls (4th in school history). The Mount Kisco, N.Y., native appeared in two NCAA Championship meets, and overcame double shoulder surgery before her junior season to have an outstanding senior campaign.
Two months ago Holden earned a $2,000 postgraduate scholarship from the BIG EAST after she was Notre Dame’s female winner of the American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Scholarship. Holden is also up for the 2012-13 American Eagle Michael Tranghese Postgraduate Leadership Award, which will be announced in May, and nets $5,000.
In the classroom, Holden holds a 3.817 GPA entering her final semester at Notre Dame and is set to graduate with a degree in psychology and a supplementary degree in Spanish from the College of Arts & Letters. The Mount Kisco, N.Y., native has appeared on the Dean’s List six out of her seven completed semesters at Notre Dame.
Since arriving on campus in the fall of 2009 Holden has been named the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph County Knute Rockne Student-Athlete award winner for women’s swimming and diving three times and was once named the Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP for women’s swimming and diving.
Next year Holden begins her quest for a doctorate in audiology at the University of North Carolina.
Holden becomes the 50th NCAA Postgraduate scholarship recipient from Notre Dame and the first since Lauren Fowlkes from women’s soccer in 2011.