Pac-12 selects 2018-19 Postgraduate Scholarship winners

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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 2018-19 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.

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, engineering, 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.   

Undergraduate Institution

Name

Sport

Graduate Institution,

Area of Study

Arizona

Gustavs Kehris

Track & Field

University of Cambridge/MS Physics

Arizona

Sophia Thomas

Tennis

Kings College, London/ Sustainable Cities

Arizona State

David Hoffer

Swimming & Diving

Arizona State/MA Public Policy

Arizona State

Maud Koopman

Water Polo

Vrije Universiteit, Amersterdam/ Medical School

California

Halil Begaj

Soccer

Columbia University/Medical School

California

Kristen Vredeveld

Swimming & Diving

Boston University/Law School

Colorado

Max Luukko

Skiing

Colorado/Leeds School of Business/Finance MBA

Colorado

Louise Ronaldson

Tennis

Colorado/Leeds School of Business/Supply Chain Mgmt

Oregon

Sabrina Southerland

Track & Field

Oregon/Masters of Nonprofit Management

Oregon

Megan Barney

Acrobatics & Tumbling

USC/

Masters in Global Medicine

Oregon State

Hunter Smith

Rowing

Newcastle University/Marine Engineering

Oregon State

Taylor Ricci

Gymnastics

University of British Columbia/Faculty of Medicine

Stanford

Jack Walsh

Swimming & Diving

Stanford/Sustainability Science & Practice

Stanford

Areta Buness

Lacrosse

Stanford/Masters in Biology

UCLA

Daniel McClintick

Water Polo

UCLA/Medical Degree

UCLA

Elleyese Garrett

Track & Field

USC/Communication Management

USC

Reid Budrovich

Football

USC/MBA

USC

Dior Hall

Track & Field

USC/Communication Management

Utah

Dan Little

Tennis

University of Nottingham/Supply Chain & Operations Management

Utah

Julie Mohagen

Skiing

Utah/Masters in Finance

Washington

Samantha Kokaska

Soccer

Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons/MD

Washington

Philipp Nonnast

Rowing

Washington/Master of Supply Chain Foster School of Business

Washington State

Ray Littles

Track & Field

USC/Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Washington State

Paige Danielson

Rowing

Colorado/PhD Electrical Engineering

 

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