Alyea receives NSIC Butch Raymond Scholarship


Wayne State junior softball player Monique Alyea was named the school's honoree of  the third annual NSIC Butch Raymond Scholarship, sponsored by Sanford Health.
The $5,000 scholarship is given to one student from each of the 16 NSIC institutions who is pursuing a degree and/or plans to work in a health related field.
Alyea, a catcher from Phelan, Calif., is a three-year letterwinner on the Wildcat softball team, maintaining a 3.51 grade-point average while majoring in applied human and sport physiology and physical therapy. She has appeared in 69 games with 46 starts during her three years as a backup catcher and third baseman, hitting a career-high .288 with two homers and 13 RBI's in her freshman season.
To be eligible for the scholarship the recipient must be a senior academically in 2016-17, have a GPA of 3.20 or higher, be participating in intercollegiate athletics and plan to work in a health related field or attend graduate school in a health related field. The student-athletes will be publicly recognized at a home athletic event during the 2016-17 academic year.
The scholarship is in recognition of Butch Raymond, the NSIC Commissioner from 2004-2014.  For over a decade, Raymond led the NSIC from an eight team league to a 16-team super conference. During his tenure, the league won 13 team national championships while achieving a high level of academic success.
Other Wildcat athletes to receive this prestigious scholarship include women's basektball player Jordan Spencer in 2014-15 and volleyball player Leisa McClintock in 2015-16.