Bethel's Allie Fauth earns prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Fauth is the Royals' 18th NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipient since 1999. (Photo: Carl Schmuland)
Fauth is the Royals' 18th NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipient since 1999. (Photo: Carl Schmuland)

Bethel University Sports Information Department

INDIANAPOLIS – Volleyball and softball standout Allie Fauth was awarded the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for the fall of 2021. The scholarship awards Fauth $10,000 to apply towards a postgraduate degree, which she is currently working towards at Bethel.

She becomes the Royals 18th honoree since 1999 while BU now boasts nine student-athletes since 2015-16 to earn the scholarship which is the most by any MIAC school.

Fauth graduated in the spring of 2021 with a degree in elementary education and minor in psychology. Nominated under the sport of women's volleyball, Fauth was an All-MIAC selection in 2021 as an outside hitter. In 2018 and 2021 she was named the "100% Award" winner for the team and in 2018 was chosen as Most Improved Player. 

In five seasons she appeared in 108 matches collecting 1,283 digs and 481 kills. This past season she had 243 kills while adding 383 digs. Her career-best 19 kills came this season on October 22 at Augsburg, while a career-best 36 digs came against the Auggies at home on October 30, 2018.

For her accomplishments in the classroom, she was recently named a CoSIDA Academic All-America for the first time after being a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree. She has been a four-time Academic All-MIAC honoree and was named the MIAC Elite 22 Award winner for volleyball this year.

During her time at Bethel she has been a BUILD mentor, served as a teaching assistant and did her student teaching at PACT Charter School. In addition she spent time at Helena Autism Therapy Center helping children with daily living and communication skills.

Her service and leadership experience include Jack's Basket, Special Olympics, Reading Partners, Feed My Starving Children, Tackle Cancer, and volunteer opportunities during the volleyball team's foreign tour in 2019. Serving on the leadership team in both volleyball and softball, she aided in the formation of "Uncommon" which is a student-led Bible study group geared towards female athletes.

Fauth's nomination was supported with letters of endorsement from faculty members Bruce Olsen, associate professor of business and faculty athletics representative, and Dr. Danny Swensen, professor of education. 

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