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Louisville volleyball star McHenry receives Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship


University of Louisville volleyball player Melanie McHenry was among 49 recipients of the 2020 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship Award as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Weaver-James-Corrigan and Jim and Pat Thacker postgraduate scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient will receive $6,000 toward his or her graduate education.

Those honored have performed with distinction in both the classroom and their respective sport, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.

Melanie McHenry ranks No. 9 in Louisville volleyball history with 1,345 kills. (Louisville photo)

Although her season ended on Oct. 16 at Notre Dame due to a knee injury, McHenry left a lasting legacy as a Cardinal. McHenry, a four-year starter, was the top point scorer for the Cardinals for the past three years and was leading UofL last season until the injury sidelined her. She finished second on the team in kills, aces, and digs despite missing these last 10 matches.

McHenry ranks No. 9 in school history with 1,345 kills and is 21st on the active career list in kills in Division I players. This season, she was named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week, the Fleur De Lis Tournament MVP, and was named All-ACC Preseason.

McHenry is a two-time first team All-ACC selection and was named to the AVCA All-East Region and honorable mention All-American last year. She tied her career-high with 30 kills in a win over Cincinnati.

McHenry was nearing the 1,000-dig club at UofL before her injury with 878 career digs and would have been just the third Cardinal in history to collect both 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs. As an elementary education major, she has never missed being on the AD Honor Roll and is a two-time All-ACC Honor Roll member.

The student-athletes were supposed to be honored at the annual Cone Health ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Luncheon presented by ESPN. The luncheon which would have been hosted by the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club at the Sheraton Four Seasons Guilford Ballroom in Greensboro, North Carolina, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

From University of Louisville


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