Stanford's Randle named 2015 Pac-12 men's basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year
LAS VEGAS - The Pac-12 Conference has named Chasson Randle of STANFORD as the 2015 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, announced at the 2015 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by New York Life. The award has been established to honor collegiate student-athletes that are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline.
Randle was the 15th player in Conference history to eclipse 2,000 career points, with 2,225 total points during his tenure at Stanford. He currently ranks sixth all-time in the Pac-12’s all-time career scorers, and is just 112 points away from becoming Stanford’s all-time leading scorer. Randle established school records for career three-pointers, field-goal attempts and minutes played, and is tied for the record for career games played. A first-team All-Pac-12 selection for the second-straight year, he is a finalist for the Wooden Award, the Naismith Trophy, the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year and the Senior CLASS Award. Off the court, he holds a 3.34 grade point average, studying communication. He was a first-team Pac-12 All-Academic recipient in 2014, the first for Stanford since 2006, and previously earned honorable mention all-academic accolades in 2013 and 2012.
In order to be eligible for the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, student-athletes must be a senior (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, participate in at least 50% of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution. Each Pac-12 institution may nominate one individual per sport, and the winners are selected by a committee of Pac-12 staff members at the conclusion of each sport’s regular season. The athletic accomplishments of the nominees are a consideration in the voting for the award.
A Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be named in each of the Pac-12’s 22 sponsored sports: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, 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 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards were established during the 2007-08 academic year.