WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - UNCW soccer player Kirsten Bootes has been named a recipient of the Carolina Panthers Foundation for the Carolinas Scholarship.
The Holly Springs native will receive a $10,000 to help pay for her graduate work during the 2019-20 academic year.
The scholarship is awarded annually to one male and one female student-athlete in North Carolina or South Carolina who are pursuing a graduate degree.
Bootes led the Seahawks with five goals last season, including three game winners.
She recently received the UNCW Chancellor’s Cup Award, which is the university’s top academic award for a student-athlete.
Bootes plans to attend the University of Utah for post-graduate work in clinical psychology.