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Pac-12 selects 2017-18 postgraduate scholarship winners

SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 Conference announced today the 24 outstanding Pac-12 student-athletes who have been named recipients of Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. The scholarships, worth $9,000 each, are awarded to up to two student-athletes from each Pac-12 school annually. These worthy student-athletes maintained a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and demonstrated a commitment to education, campus and community involvement, and leadership.

To be selected for a Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship, a student-athlete must have:

  • Maintained an overall undergraduate minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 (based on a 4.00 scale);
  • Completed his/her final season of intercollegiate athletics eligibility in all sports or be in his/her final year of undergraduate study, having exhausted athletics eligibility in all sports;
  • Been accepted to or already be enrolled 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;
  • Performed with distinction as a member of a varsity team; and
  • Exemplified behavior, both in competition and beyond, in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete, the institution, and intercollegiate athletics. 
"We congratulate this year’s exceptional recipients as they continue their academic endeavors in a wide variety of fields," said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. "The Pac-12 is committed to helping our student-athletes achieve academic excellence and we are excited to see how these young women and men accomplish their goals and impact their communities in the near future."
 
Student-athletes awarded this scholarship plan to pursue postgraduate education in best-in-class graduate programs at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including several Pac-12 universities. They will study everything from medicine and law to business, dentistry, education, and more.
 

In 1999, the Postgraduate Scholarship Program was created to both honor and financially assist some of the Conference’s most outstanding athletes and scholars as they continue their educations and prepare for careers in their chosen industries. The Pac-12 annually awards up to 24 scholarships of $9,000 each to former and graduating student‐athletes across the conference. Through its institutional selection process, each Pac-12 institution may select two student-athletes to be awarded the scholarship.  

Below is the list of 2017-18 Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship recipients.

Undergraduate
Institution
Name
Sport
Graduate Institution,
Area of Study
Arizona
Aaron Castle
Track & Field
Eastern Washington University, Physical Therapy
Arizona
Alyssa Thompson
Track & Field
University of Arizona-Tucson, Medicine
Arizona State
Mason Ford
Track & Field
Arizona State University, Sports Law & Business
Arizona State
Kristiana Warth
Track & Field
Duke University, Physical Therapy
California
Natan Wegrzycki-Szymczyk
Rowing
University of Cambridge, Management
California
Courtney Hendrickson
Field Hockey
Oregon State University, Integrative Biology
Colorado
Mikela Kraus
Soccer
University of San Diego, Law
Colorado
Ian Boucher
Skiing
University of Colorado-Boulder, Accounting/Data Analytics
Oregon
Sabrina Southerland
Track & Field
University of Oregon, Non-Profit Management 
Oregon
Natalie Modly
Lacrosse
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dentistry
Oregon State
Jack Anderson
Baseball
Regis University, Physical Therapy
Oregon State
Paige Phillips
Rowing
Oregon State University, Public Health
Stanford
Lauren Wegner
Softball
Stanford University, Community Health and Prevention Research
Stanford
Hannah Levy
Rowing
Washington State University, Clinical Psychology
USC
Jordan McLaughlin
Basketball
University of Southern California, Communication Management 
USC
Gabby Smith
Tennis
Brigham Young University, Accountancy 
UCLA
John Zappia
Volleyball
University of Texas at Austin, Law
UCLA
Dominique Williams
Basketball
Loyola Marymount University, Counseling Community Mental Health
Utah
Tanaeya Boclair
Basketball
University of Utah, Educational Leadership & Policy Education
Utah
Ken Hampel
Football
University of Utah, Finance
Washington
Channing Nesbit
Baseball
University of Washington, Public Administration
Washington
Kaitlin Zinsli
Track & Field
University of Washington, Epidemiology
Washington State
Roderick Bernstine
Basketball
Washington State University, Sport Management 
Washington State
Kristel Tohu
Rowing
University of Tartu, International Relations & Area Studies
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