Johnson Receives Prestigious Postgraduate Scholarship

June 5, 2002

WALNUT CREEK, Calf. - The Pacific-10 Conference has awarded postgraduate scholarships to 41 Pac-10 student-athletes who have excelled in the classroom, commissioner Tom Hansen announced Wednesday. Each recipient, selected by their respective institution, will receive a grant in the amount of $3,000.

Oregon was one of two schools to have five recipients, which included women's soccer player Starr Johnson, of the postgraduate award. The five Ducks come from a range of sports and have been great representatives of the University on and off the playing field. The recipients are Adam Berquist, a member of the cross country team, who will be attending Colorado next year. Johnson will be continuing her education at Hawaii, and football player Ryan Schmid will be continuing his education at Regent College in British Columbia. Defending NCAA champion Santiago Lorenzo will be returning to Oregon next year to finish out his eligibility on the track team and fellow harrier Jenny Kenyon will also be returning to Oregon for graduate studies.

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 intercolligiate athletics. Participation in campus and community service activities and demonstration of leadership qualities were also taken into consideration.

2001-2002 Pac-10 Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients:
Adam Berquist, Men's Cross Country
Starr Johnson, Women's Soccer
Jenny Kenyon, Women's Track and Field
Santiago Lorenzo, Men's Track and Field
Ryan Schmid, Football

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