June 18, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- Former UAB men's basketball player Karl Moton is one of 12 recipients of the Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship, the Conference USA office announced on Tuesday.
The award, named for Dr. Jim Castañeda, who served Rice University for 46 years as an educator, coach and faculty athletics representative before he passed away in November 2008, is in its fifth year and is voted on by C-USA Faculty Athletics Representatives and approved by the C-USA Board of Directors.
A native of Atlanta, Ga., Moton was a three-year letterwinner for the Blazer basketball team and was a walk-on until earning a scholarship the second semester of his senior year.
Moton received his Bachelor's of Science degree in physical education with a 3.91 GPA and now plans to attend physical therapy school at UAB.
2012-13 JIM CASTAÑEDA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Hannah Lee, East Carolina, Women's Swimming
Ifeyinwa Stephanie Nwachukwu, Houston, Volleyball
Zachary Dylan Hunter, Marshall, Men's Soccer
Courtney Collins, Memphis, Women's Tennis
Lauren LaGro, Rice, Women's Soccer
Emily Carstens, SMU, Women's Rowing
Caitlin Leumas, Southern Miss, Women's Soccer
Candice St. Etienne, Tulane, Women's Track & Field
Cody Wilson, Tulsa, Football
Karl Moton, UAB, Men's Basketball
Kyle Cox, UCF, Men's Soccer
Carolina Camgro De Luca, UTEP, Women's Tennis