Class of 2011 graduates Grant Leiendecker and Emily Newell have accepted postgraduate internships with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

They were among 19 new graduates selected for the year-long internships based at the NCAA national headquarters in Indianapolis. The appointments, which start June 6, provide on-the-job learning experiences in intercollegiate athletics administration.

Leiendecker will work with the NCAA’s Eligibility Center. A finance major, he played guard for the Bulldogs men’s basketball team, contributing to the Bulldogs’ consecutive Horizon League regular season titles and league tournament championships.

Newell, a journalism major, has been assigned to the NCAA’s public and media relations department. She served as both managing editor and sports editor of The Collegian,winning awards for her writing.

Read more about Newell and Leinendecker’s Butler careers.

Media contact: Mary Ellen Stephenson(317) 940-6944mestephe@butler.edu

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