Stanford's Mosharrafa named Pac-12 Men's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year
SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 has named STANFORD redshirt senior Adam Mosharrafa the Men’s Soccer Scholar- Athlete of the Year, the Conference office announced today. The award, which is presented in each of the 24 sports the Pac-12 sponsors, was established to honor collegiate student-athletes that are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline.
A computer science major from Paradise Valley, Ariz., Mosharrafa owns a 3.52 grade-point average and is a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention selection. The defender has appeared in 82 career games at Stanford and has started all but one game since 2016, while recording five career goals and tacking on five assists. Mosharrafa helped the Cardinal to three National Championships while going perfect 4-for-4 on his attempts in penalty kick shootouts in the postseason and four Pac-12 Conference crowns. Mosharrafa was one of two Pac-12 players among 30 Division I candidates selected for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award at the beginning of the season.
This past spring, he was awarded best senior group project in a software project experience class for Aerie-Tech, a platform that provides situational awareness to first responders by using autonomous drones to survey desired areas. Mosharrafa spent time interning as a software developer at Tophatter, a revolutionary e-commerce company. In addition to his personal commitment to education, he worked as a section leader in Stanford's introductory computer science class for the past two years, teaching weekly sections to small groups and tutoring students.
Mosharrafa founded the Middle Eastern Club at Brophy College Prep to create an open, healthy forum for weekly discussion about current events in the Middle East and was a committee member of the 2014 Summit on Human Dignity: Exploring Race in the 21st Century. A multi-talented student-athlete, the Paradise Valley, Ariz. native co-wrote the country song “Damn Good Time” in 2015 with up-and-coming country artist Tyler Dial.
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 percent of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum 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 athletics accomplishments of the nominees are a consideration in voting for the award.
A Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be named in each of the Pac-12’s 24 sponsored sports: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, beach volleyball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s gymnastics, women’s lacrosse, 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 award was first established during the 2008-09 academic year.