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Pomona Soccer Star Matthew Lee-Ashley '04 Scores NCAA Scholarship

Pomona College soccer player Matthew Lee-Ashley just scored a different sort of goal. The midfielder, pictured here in a white Sagehen uniform, has been awarded a postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA. The scholarship provides $7,500 for postgraduate study at the school of his choice. Lee-Ashley, a senior from Colorado, was among 58 student-athletes nationwide to land the scholarship.

To qualify, a student-athlete must have an overall grade-point average of 3.2 or its equivalent and must have performed with distinction as a member of the varsity team. Lee-Ashley, 23, says his athletic endeavors have helped him academically.  "You get your energy and aggression out on the field," says Lee-Ashley. Then he's able to hit the books in the evening and concentrate. The 23-year-old history major also has found time to work as editor of The Collage, a student newspaper at The Claremont Colleges. Lee-Ashley is considering working in journalism or on a political campaign back home in Colorado this summer.