Van't Hof, Sanford, Goetsch, Gosper Earn Pac-10 Postgraduate Scholarships
June 12, 2008
USC senior men's tennis player Kaes Van't Hof, senior women's triple jumper Michelle Sanford and senior swimmers Emily Goetsch and Richard Gosper were among 40 Pac-10 student-athletes who were named recipients of Pac-10 Postgraduate Scholarships for 2007-08, the conference announced on Thursday (June 12).
The $3,000 awards go to student-athletes with a minimum 3.0 GPA who have also demonstrated a commitment to continuing education, campus and community involvement, and leadership. Since the program began in 1999, the Pac-10 has awarded over $1 million for postgraduate study.
'We congratulate the 2009 Pac-10 Postgraduate Scholarship winners,' Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen said. 'These exceptional young men and women have earned honors in athletics and academics to win these important awards. Their achievements are outstanding, and we salute them.'
The 40 Pac-10 Postgraduate Scholarship awardees become candidates for the Oroweat 'Healthy Minds' Scholarship. The 'Healthy Minds' scholarship provides $10,000 each to one male and one female student-athlete for postgraduate study. The winners are selected by a Pac-10 committee which includes institutional administrators and a student-athlete member of the Pac-10 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The scholarship winners will be announced in August. Katy Trotter of Stanford and Kal Clark of Arizona State were the inaugural winners of the Oroweat 'Healthy Minds' Scholarships in 2007.
To be selected for a Pac-10 Postgraduate Scholarship, a student-athlete must:
Have an overall undergraduate minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 (based on a 4.00 scale) or its equivalent.
Be in his/her final season of intercollegiate athletics eligibility in all sports OR be in his/her final year of undergraduate studies, having exhausted athletics eligibility in all sports. The student-athlete will be evaluated on the basis of all academic work completed at time of selection.
Have performed with distinction as a member of a varsity team. The degree of the student-athlete's athletic achievement will be weighed at least equally with the degree of academic performance.
Intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time student in a graduate or professional program at an accredited institution, or in a postgraduate program for which an undergraduate degree is required for admission.
Have behaved, both on and off the field, in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete, the institution and intercollegiate athletics.