Courtesy: Georgia Athletics
ATHENS, Ga. – University of Georgia graduate swimmer Callie Dickinson has been awarded a $10,000 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, marking the 41st member of the Georgia swimming and diving programs to earn the distinction.
Earlier this year, Dickinson received the Southeastern Conference H. Boyd McWhorter Women’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, earning a $20,000 post-graduate scholarship with the honor. With the accolade, she became the eighth member of the Georgia women’s swimming and diving program to receive the honor, the most of any SEC athletic program. Additionally, she was the 11th Georgia student-athlete to be honored, tying Alabama for the most of any institution.
The Virginia Beach, Virginia native is on track to graduate later this summer with a master’s degree in Comparative Biomedical Sciences. In May 2022, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development & Family Science, earning Summa Cum Laude honors with a 3.92 GPA. She is intending to pursue a career as an orthopedic surgeon, while continuing to train in preparation for the upcoming World University Games.
Dickinson accumulated a wealth of athletic and academic accolades during her five seasons in Athens. In the water, Dickinson qualified for the NCAA Championships in all five seasons and earned six CSCAA All-America honors, including a 2022 First Team honor in the 800-yard freestyle relay and an individual citation this season in the 200-yard butterfly. At the SEC Championships, she won four medals, including a silver medal this season in the 200-yard butterfly. She closed her career with top-10 times in program history in four events: 200-yard medley relay, 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard butterfly, and 100-yard butterfly. In international competition, she has competed at two U.S. Olympic Trials and reached two finals at this year’s Phillips 66 National Championships.
Dickinson was named to the College Sports Communicators/CoSIDA Academic All-District Team in 2022 and 2023. She was also named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team and the SEC Academic Honor Roll in all five seasons, along with being named to the 2021 SEC Community Service Team. A member of the J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll in each semester, she has received Presidential Scholar honors (4.0 GPA with 14+ credit hours) three times. She is the president of the UGA chapter of the Blue Key Honor Society, a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, a team representative on the UGA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and a member of the UGA Leadership Education and Development (L.E.A.D.) Academy.
In her academic career, Dickinson was honored with the 2021 Michael E. Penland Family Research Award, presented annually to outstanding undergraduate students in the kinesiology department involved in research, service, and outreach. She also received the Spring 2022 CURO Research Assistantship and the Tucker Dorsey Memorial Scholarship Award for outstanding student leaders at the university. In fall 2021, she was designated as the lead researcher in a mitochondrial capacity study, with the project selected for presentation at two academic conferences.