Godec and Lamb Named Oroweat 'Healthy Minds' Postgraduate Scholarship Winners

Aug. 12, 2008

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- Jernej Godec, former men's swimmer of CALIFORNIA and Yuki Lamb, former women's gymnast of OREGON STATE, have been selected as winners of the 2007-08 Oroweat 'Healthy Minds' Postgraduate Scholarship, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Godec and Lamb, chosen from a pool of Pac-10 postgraduate scholarship winners, which included 20 male recipients and 20 female recipients, are recognized by the Pac-10 and its corporate partner Oroweat, for their overall excellence in athletics, academics, service and commitment to graduate education. Each will receive a $10,000 scholarship for graduate school.

'Oroweat is proud to present the 'Healthy Minds' scholarship program,' said Dan Larson, Oroweat's Director of Marketing. 'We congratulate and recognize the special achievements of Jernej and Yuki, and extend the best to all the Pac-10 postgraduate scholarship recipients in their continuing education. The Pac-10 Conference and Oroweat is an exciting partnership, reinforcing our values of health, nutrition and active lifestyles.'

Godec, a native of Ljubljana, Slovenia, was a 10-time All-American at Cal, competing most recently in relay, freestyle and butterfly events. At the 2008 Pac-10 championships, Godec was a member of the relay teams that placed first in the 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay, helping the Bears to a second-place overall finish. A two-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection, Godec is currently a member of the Slovenian Olympic team, competing in the 2008 Beijing games.

Outside of sport, Godec works as a laboratory researcher on campus, studying the immune response to salmonella infections under the supervision of Dr. Gregory Barton. In 2007, he conducted swimming clinics for children in Slovenia, and worked at a non-profit organization in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2006.

Lamb, a native of Knoxville, Tenn., ended her senior season as a 2008 first team All-American on the vault, the 2008 West Regional vault champion and a second team All-Conference performer. A two-time team captain, she earned career highs of 9.925 (vault), 9.875 (beam) and 9.875 (floor), helping Oregon State advance to the 2008 NCAA championships for the 19th time in school history. A three-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection, Lamb was named a 2006 and 2007 member of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Team.

In addition to her athletic and academic accomplishments, Lamb volunteered at the English Language Institute, helping exchange students with language translation. She also spent her time with Relay for Life, raising funds and awareness for cancer research.

Previous winners of the Oroweat 'Healthy Minds' Postgraduate Scholarship include: Kal Clark (ARIZONA STATE, 2007) and Katy Trotter (STANFORD, 2007).

2007-08 institutional Pac-10 postgraduate scholarship winners: ARIZONA (Jessica Arnold, Brandy Collins, Daniel Marshall, Lou Maturo); Arizona State (Lindsey Brown, Ryan Sontag, Jason Trulson, Jackie Vasquez); California (Zsuzsanna Babos, Jernej Godec, Courtney Hooker, Justin Pollard); OREGON (Jennifer Derby, Joanna Gail, Joey Lucas, Michael McGrath); Oregon State (Kyle Bressler, Lauren Denfeld, Yuki Lamb, Justin Wagner); Stanford (Peter Finlayson, Aimee Precourt, Josh Zupancic, Jessica Zutz); UCLA (Christopher Joseph, Lindsey Pluimer, Austin Ramos, Meghan Schoen); USC (Emily Goetsch, Richard Gosper, Matthew Van't Hof, Michelle Sanford); WASHINGTON (Ashley Aratani, Jennifer Chang, Andreas Kuharszky, Carl Moe); WASHINGTON STATE (Brooke Bemis, Ekaterina Burduli, Steven Kost, Jayson Miller).


PAC-10 CONFERENCE: Named Jernej Godec of California and Yuki Lamb of Oregon State winners of the 2007-08 Oroweat 'Healthy Minds' Postgraduate Scholarship.

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