Swimmer Adam Messner Honored As Pac-10 Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient

May 30, 2001

Stanford, Calif. - The Pacific-10 Conference has awarded postgraduate scholarships to Pac-10 student-athletes who have excelled in the classroom, commissioner Tom hansen announced today. Each recipient, selected by their respective institution, will receive a grant in the amount of $3,000.

Stanford senior swimmer Adam Messner is one of only four Cardinal athletes to be awarded a postgraduate scholarship by the conference office. Messner, a two-time NCAA Champion in the 200 fly, helped Stanford to its 20th consecutive Pac-10 Championship and a runner-up finish at NCAAs in 2001.

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 have behaved 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 will be taken into consideration.

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