Pac-12 Conference

The Conference of Champions

Scholar-Athletes of the Year

The Pac-12 Conference established the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards in 2007-08 to recognize its outstanding senior student-athletes.

A Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be named in each of the Pac-12's 23 sponsored sports: baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's cross country, women's cross country, beach volleyball, football, men's golf, women's golf, women's gymnastics, men's rowing, women's rowing, men's soccer, women's soccer, softball, men's swimming & diving, women's swimming & diving, men's tennis, women's tennis, men's track & field, women's track & field, women's volleyball, and wrestling.

The Nomination criteria are: 

  • senior (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree
  • cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • participation in at least 50% of the scheduled contest in the sport
  • minimum of one year in residence at the institution

Each Pac-12 institution will nominate one individual per sport, and the winners will be selected by a committee of Pac-12 staff members at the conclusion of each sport's regular season. The athletic accomplishments of the nominees will be a consideration in the voting for the award.

The Scholar-Athletes of the Year in each sport will receive a commemorative award.

Previous Winners

2016-17    
Scholar-Athlete Sport School
  Baseball  
  Basketball (M)  
  Basketball (W)  
  Beach Volleyball  
Ben Saarel Cross Country (M) Colorado
Erin Clark Cross Country (W) Colorado
  Football  
  Golf (M)  
  Golf (W)  
  Gymnastics  
  Rowing (M)  
  Rowing (W)  
  Soccer (M)  
  Soccer (W)  
  Softball  
  Swimming & Diving (M)  
  Swimming & Diving (W)  
  Tennis (M)  
  Tennis (W)  
  Track & Field (M)  
  Track & Field (W)  
  Volleyball  
  Wrestling  
2015-16    
Scholar-Athlete Sport School
Nick Halamandaris Baseball California
Brandon Taylor Basketball (M) Utah
Ruth Hamblin Basketball (W) Oregon State
Justice Magraw Beach Volleyball Washington
Morgan Pearson Cross Country (M) Colorado
Aisling Cuffe Cross Country (W) Stanford
Mike Bercovici Football Arizona State
Jonathan Sanders Golf (M) Washington
Lauren Kim Golf (W) Stanford
Breanna Hughes Gymnastics Utah
Landon Alecxih Rowing (M) Stanford
Kendall Chase Rowing (W) California
Brandon Vincent Soccer (M) Stanford
Sheaffer Skadsen Soccer (W) Arizona
Cheridan Hawkins Softball Oregon
Gray Umbach Swimming & Diving (M) Stanford
Rachael Acker Swimming & Diving (W) California
Max de Vroome Tennis (M) USC
Krista Hardebeck Tennis (W) Stanford
Justin Brinkley Track & Field (M) Stanford
Jaide Stepter Track & Field (W) USC
Jordan Burgess Volleyball Stanford
Ian Nickell Wrestling CSU Bakersfield
2014-15    
Scholar-Athlete Sport School
Tyler Davis Baseball Washington
Chasson Randle Basketball (M) Stanford
Taryn Wicijowski Basketball (W) Utah
Sam Macaluso Cross Country (M) Arizona
Stephanie Bulder Cross Country (W) Arizona
Taylor Kelly Football Arizona State
Alex McMahon Golf (M) Arizona
Noemi Jimenez Golf (W) Arizona State
Georgia Dabritz Gymnastics Utah
Kaess Smit Rowing (M) Stanford
Naomi Cornman Rowing (W) Stanford
Omid Jalali Soccer (M) California
Sarah Killion Soccer (W) UCLA
Amber Freeman Softball Arizona State
Kevin Cordes Swimming & Diving (M) Arizona
Haley Ishimatsu Swimming & Diving (W) USC
Dennis Mkrtchian Tennis (M) UCLA
Kaitlin Ray Tennis (W) UCLA
Luke Lefebure Track & Field (M) Stanford
Jessica Tonn Track & Field (W) Stanford
Kaitlin Ray Tennis (W) UCLA
Krista Vansant Volleyball Washington
Chace Eskam Wrestling Arizona State
2013-14    
Scholar-Athlete Sport School
Collin Slaybaugh Baseball Washington State
Dwight Powell Basketball (M) Stanford
Chiney Ogwumike Basketball (W) Stanford
Tyler Stutzman Cross Country (M) Stanford
Elvin Kibet Cross Country (W) Arizona
Ben Rhyne Football Stanford
Brandon Hagy Golf (M) California
Sophia Popov Golf (W) USC
Alicia Asturias Gymnastics California
Austin Hack Rowing (M) Stanford
Ali Fauci Rowing (W) Stanford
Joe Sofia Soccer (M) UCLA
Jasmine Roth Soccer (W) Arizona State
Kelsey Rodriguez Softball Arizona
Giles Smith Swimming & Diving (M) Arizona
Margo Geer Swimming & Diving (W) Arizona
Clay Thompson Tennis (M) UCLA
Lacey Smyth Tennis (W) Arizona
Lawi Lalang Track & Field (M) Arizona
Laura Roesler Track & Field (W) Oregon
Natalie Hagglund Volleyball USC
Dalton Kelley Wrestling CSU Bakersfield
2012-13    
Scholar-Athlete Sport School
Mark Appel Baseball Stanford
Carrick Felix Basketball (M) Arizona State
Layshia Clarendon Basketball (W) California
Nick Happe Cross Country (M) Arizona State
Jordan Hasay Cross Country (W) Oregon
John Bonano Football Arizona
Andrew Yun Golf (M) Stanford
Sally Watson Golf (W) Stanford
Stephanie McGregor Gymnastics Oregon State
Seamus Labrum Rowing (M) Washington
Katie Dick Rowing (W) Washington State
Ryan Hollingshead Soccer (M) UCLA
Mariah Nogueira Soccer (W) Stanford
Lindsey Ziegenhirt Softball California
Alex Ledrum Swimming & Diving (M) USC
Caitlin Leverenz Swimming & Diving (W) California
Denis Lin Tennis (M) Stanford
Jacqueline Cako Tennis (W) Arizona State
Nick Happe Track & Field (M) Arizona State
Jordan Hasay Track & Field (W) Oregon
Katherine Fischer Volleyball Oregon
Jake Meredith Wrestling Arizona State
2011-12    
Scholar-Athlete Sport School
Andrew Triggs Baseball Stanford
Harper Kamp Basketball (M) California
Amanda Johnson Basketball (W) Oregon
Chris Derrick Cross Country (M) Stanford
Christine Babcock Cross Country (W) Washington
Jared Karstetter Football Washington State
Jonnie Motomochi Golf (M) Oregon State
Giulia Molinaro Golf (W) Arizona State
Stephanie McAllister Gymnastics Utah
Sam Ojserkis Rowing (M) Washington
Marielle Higgins Rowing (W) Stanford
Brent Richards Soccer (M) Washington
Teresa Noyola Soccer (W) Stanford
Katelyn Boyd Softball Arizona State
Bobby Bollier Swimming & Diving (M) Stanford
Elina Eggers Swimming & Diving (W) Arizona State
Ryan Thacher Tennis (M) Stanford
Jana Juricova Tennis (W) California
Chris Derrick Track & Field (M) Stanford
Brianne Thiesen Track & Field (W) Oregon
Tarah Murrey Volleyball California
Nick Amuchastegui Wrestling Stanford
2010-11    
Scholar-Athlete Sport School
Chris Metzger Baseball USC
Rihard Kuksiks Basketball (M) Arizona State
Kayla Pedersen Basketball (W) Stanford
Elliott Heath Cross Country (M) Stanford
Alexandra Kosinski Cross Country (W) Oregon
Mike Mohamed Football California
Jake Dukeminier Golf (M) Oregon
Pia Halbig Golf (W) California
Mary Atkinson Gymnastics Arizona State
Alex Syverson Rowing (M) Stanford
Erika Roddy Rowing (W) Stanford
Bobby Warshaw Soccer (M) Stanford
Christen Press Soccer (W) Stanford
Lesley Rogers Softball Arizona State
Nathan Adrian Swimming & Diving (M) California
Kelsey Ditto Swimming & Diving (W) Stanford
Jake Poldma Tennis (M) USC
Venise Chan Tennis (W) Washington
Elliott Heath Track & Field (M) Stanford
Katie Niehaus Track & Field (W) Stanford
Jill Sawatzky Volleyball Oregon State
Adam Hall Wrestling Boise State
2009-10    
Scholar-Athlete Sport School
Matt Fanelli Baseball Washington State
Landry Fields Basketball (M) Stanford
Jayne Appel Basketball (W) Stanford
Brandon Bethke Cross Country (M) Arizona State
Nicole Blood Cross Country (W) Oregon
Mike Nixon Football Arizona State
Knut Borsheim Golf (M) Arizona State
Jiuliana Murcia Golf (W) Arizona State
Carly Janiga Gymnastics Stanford
Simon Taylor Rowing (M) Washington
Christina Sprouse Rowing (W) UCLA
Rylan Hawkins Soccer (M) Washington
Ali Riley Soccer (W) Stanford
K'Lee Arrendondo Softball Arizona
David Dunford Swimming & Diving (M) Stanford
Justine Schluntz Swimming & Diving (W) Arizona
Robert Farah Tennis (M) USC
Lindsay Burdette Tennis (W) Stanford
Ryan Whiting Track & Field (M) Arizona State
Keisha Baker Track & Field (W) Oregon
Jill Collymore Volleyball Washington
Jake Johnson Wrestling Stanford
2008-09    
Scholar-Athlete Sport School
Greg Lagreid Baseball Washington State
Taylor Rochestie Basketball (M) Washington State
Sybil Dosty Basketball (W) Arizona State
Galen Rupp Cross Country (M) Oregon
Jenna Kingma Cross Country (W) Arizona State
Alex Mack Football California
Alex Williams Golf (M) Oregon State
Azahara Muñoz Golf (W) Arizona State
Ariana Berlin Gymnastics UCLA
Mark Murphy Rowing (M) Stanford
Robin Hextrum Rowing (W) USC
George John Soccer (M) Washington
Nicole Dobrzynski Soccer (W) Oregon
Jessica Mapes Softball Arizona State
Jason Dunford Swimming & Diving (M) Stanford
Andrea Axtell Swimming & Diving (W) Stanford
Michael Look Tennis (M) UCLA
Danielle Steinberg Tennis (W) Arizona
Galen Rupp Track & Field (M) Oregon
Sarah Stevens Track & Field (W) Arizona State
Cynthia Barboza Volleyball Stanford
Thomas Kimbrell Wrestling CSU Bakersfield
2007-08    
Scholar-Athlete Sport School
Jayson Miller Baseball Washington State
Robbie Cowgill Basketball (M) Washington State
Lindsey Pluimer Basketball (W) UCLA
Neftalem Araia Cross Country (M) Stanford
Arianna Lambie Cross Country (W) Stanford
Spencer Larsen Football Arizona
Rob Grube Golf (M) Stanford
Allison Walshe Golf (W) Arizona
Karin Wurm Gymnastics Arizona
Justin Wagner Rowing (M) Oregon State
Kaylie Towne Rowing (W) Oregon State
Kevin Forrest Soccer (M) Washington
Rachel Buehler Soccer (W) Stanford
Jackie Vasquez Softball Arizona State
Steve Neuwert Swimming & Diving (M) Arizona State
Lacey Nymyer Swimming & Diving (W) Arizona
Mathieu Dehaine Tennis (M) UCLA
Riza Zalameda Tennis (W) UCLA
Russell Brown Track & Field (M) Stanford
April Kubishta Track & Field (W) Arizona State
Angie Pressey Volleyball California
Tanner Gardner Wrestling Stanford