Wirth Named Recipient Of Jim Castaņeda Postgraduate Scholarship Award
By ODU Athletics
IRVING, Texas – Conference USA announced 14 recipients of the Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship Awards. Christian Wirth of the ODU men's soccer program was named to the list.
Dr. Castañeda served at Rice University for 46 years as an educator, coach and Faculty Athletics Representative before he passed away in November 2008. This is in the ninth year the award has been bestowed upon worth C-USA student-athletes.
The conference annually awards the $4,000 Postgraduate Scholarships to graduates as selected by the C-USA Faculty Athletics Representatives and approved by the Board of Directors.
Wirth finished his undergraduate career with a 3.74 GPA earning a bachelor's in exercise science with a minor in psychology. He who was named to the 2016 C-USA All-Tournament Team after helping his team reach the semifinals and defeating (RV) South Carolina in the quarters.
He is a four-time letter winner who played defense for the Monarchs. Wirth played in 28 games, starting 16, helping the defense post three shutouts in the 2016 season. He was named to the C-USA Commissioner's honor roll three times during his undergrad career.
Wirth will continue his education at Northeastern University where he was admitted into the Physical Therapy program.
2017 Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients
Lee McNeil, Football, Charlotte
Bianca Biglione, Women's Tennis, Florida Atlantic
Samantha Green, Softball, FIU
Natalie Moran, Softball, Louisiana Tech
Willie Hayes, Cross Country, Marshall
Max Linder, Football, Middle Tennessee
Amy Henard, Volleyball, North Texas
Christian Wirth, Men's Soccer, Old Dominion
Katherine Ip, Women's Tennis, Rice
Danielle Block, Softball, Southern Miss
Catherine Ragon, Women's Tennis, UAB
Anthony Rotich, Men's Cross Country, UTEP
Geonte Jackson, Baseball, UTSA
Micah Jones, Women's Basketball, WKU