Shippensburg University softball senior Meghan Klee (Quakertown, Pa./Quakertown) is the recipient of the NCAA Division II Degree Completion Award. A national committee selected her on the basis of academic performance, athletic achievement and involvement in campus and community activities.
Klee is an early childhood education major and a coaching minor at Shippensburg. In her four seasons with the Raiders, Klee made 149 starts between the infield and the outfield. She posted a .284 career batting average, and her 112 career hits include five home runs and 19 doubles. Klee also totaled 65 RBIs and scored 76 runs.
The Division II Degree Completion Award program helps student-athletes who have exhausted their athletic eligibility with tuition to complete their undergraduate degree. To date, the NCAA has given nearly $4 million to more than 1,000 deserving student-athletes, of which 94% have gone on to earn their undergraduate degree using this program.
At least one SU student-athlete has been selected to receive NCAA Degree Completion awards in nine of the last 12 years.
Klee is the latest in a line of successful SU student-athletes who have been recognized and assisted by the NCAA. Others include Bailey Bzdak (2018), Brianna Brancato (2016), Gregg Whitcomb (2015), Ashley Vellucci (2014), Lauren Murphy (2013), Riley Bowen (2011), Sheila Wasser (2010), Mark Rossi (2010) and Mandi Foltz (2009).