Four Student-Athletes Receive Post-Graduate Scholarships

May 29, 2001

Corvallis, Ore. - Oregon State University student-athletes Sam Bobek, Zach Gordon, Cassie Bouska, and Ann Marie Fallow have been awarded postgraduate scholarships by the Pacific-10 Conference, league Commissioner Tom Hanson announced Tuesday. Each recipient will receive a grant in the amount of $3,000.

Bobek is competing this week in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships in the varsity eight boat for the No. 16 crew team. The Warrenton High School graduate has a 3.96 cumulative GPA in biology/pre-denistry. He was a USRowing Collegiate Honor Roll First Team member last year.

Gordon, from Simi Valley, Cal., is a member of the baseball team and has a 3.33 GPA in history. The infielder played in 47 games, starting 35, and batted .227. He also added 17 RBI, three home runs, eight doubles, one triple, and had a .959 fielding percentage.

Bouska, a recent Verizon Academic At-Large Team selection, has a 4.00 GPA and is pursuing a master's degree in wildlife science. The Myrtle Point native is a three-year member of the varsity eight boat. Bouska was also named to the Collegiate Rowing Association's All-Region Team last week.

Fallow hails from West Linn and has a 3.62 GPA in health care administration. She was a first team All-Pac-10 Conference academic selection earlier this season and concluded the year as the team's second-leading goal scorer with four. Fallow began her career at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, before transferring to OSU after her freshman year.

To be eligible for a Pac-10 postgraduate scholarship a student-athlete must have an overall grade-point average of 3.00 or its equivalent, be in his or her final season of intercollegiate athletics eligibility, have performed with distinction as a member of the varsity team, intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time graduate student, and conduct themselves both on and off the field in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete, the institution, and intercollegiate athletics. Participation in campus and community service activities and demonstration of leadership qualities also is taken into consideration.

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