Roundtree is one of eight nationwide recipients
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou Women’s Basketball senior Jordan Roundtree (St. Louis, Mo.) is one of eight recipients of the John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship, as announced by the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation.
“The McLendon Scholar family extends far and wide across the country since the Foundation was established in 1999, and we are proud to recognize these eight new members with this distinction,” stated McLendon Foundation President and Director of Athletics at Georgetown University, Lee Reed. “Each of the deserving recipients will utilize their education to become outstanding collegiate athletics administrators while serving as positive role models for future generations of minorities aspiring to work in our industry.”
The McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship winners will each receive a $10,000 grant to be used towards postgraduate studies in athletics administration. Funding for the scholarship program has been provided in part by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA); the Cleveland Cavaliers; Major League Baseball (MLB); the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC); the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA); the National Basketball Association (NBA); the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA); Capital One; and Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Minorities (as defined by federal guidelines) who intend to pursue a postgraduate degree in athletics administration are eligible for these scholarships. Students were required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and have demonstrated leadership qualities on an institutional or community level.
Roundtree graduated with her bachelor’s degree in sport management in just three years while holding a 3.877 GPA. She made the Dean’s List all six semesters and was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll each season of her career (2016-17 – 2019-20). She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Missouri.
On the court, Roundtree played in 124 games in four seasons and made 54 starts between her junior and senior seasons. She averaged 6.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in her senior season while shooting 84.3 percent from the free throw line. She was also a member of three NCAA Tournament teams for Mizzou from 2017-19.