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David Niemeyer Earns NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship

April 5, 2007

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Senior David Niemeyer continues to earn academic honors as he was recently awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. He becomes the fourth Lion and second men's soccer player to earn this prestigious award. Niemeyer plans to attend law school in the fall of 2008.

The one-time, nonrenewable grants of $7,500 each are awarded for the fall, winter and spring sport seasons to NCAA student-athletes in their final year of eligibility. The goal of the scholarship program, which recognizes the athletics and academic achievements, campus involvement and community service, volunteer activities and demonstrated leadership of recipients, is to promote and encourage postgraduate study by rewarding student-athletes through their participation in intercollegiate athletics.

Niemeyer wrapped up his college career by earning a number of academic honors following the 2006 season. He was named to the WCC All-Academic team for the third straight year, and was also named NSCAA Scholar All-West Region honorable mention.

The Long Beach, Calif. native was named to the ESPN The Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Team for the second straight year. Niemeyer completed his coursework a semester early in Political Science, and is currently working on his honors thesis on political philosophy. His current GPA is 3.83.

Niemeyer was on the Athletic Honor Roll Dean's List with GPA over 3.50 all seven semesters at LMU, and was the recipient of the Kilp Alumni Scholarship. The forward is a member of the National Political Science Honor Society. Niemeyer was named to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll in each of his first three years at LMU, and to the 2004 and 2005 WCC All-Academic team. The Long Beach, CA native minored in Business.

On the field, Niemeyer has succeeded as well. He finished the season with three goals and one assist. He was named the WCC Player of the Week, and earned a spot on the Harvard Invitational All-tournament team. He gave LMU a 1-0 lead against Central Connecticut State, and scored the game-tying goal against Rhode Island.

"I am extremely honors to be chosen for this award. I am grateful to everyone who helped me achieve this. I would like to thank my parents, family, coaches, friends, staff and Matt Casana. In addition, I'd like to thank my professors including Dr. Wayne LeCheminant and Dr. Seth Thompson. I look forward to achieving my goal of attending law school," Niemeyer said.

Niemeyer plans to attend law school in Southern California in a combined MBA/JD program. He will take a year off and looks to begin in the fall of 2008.