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Pac-12 announces 2020-21 Postgraduate Scholarship recipients

Aug 2, 2021

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 2020-21 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 2020-21 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);
  • 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.

Below is the list of 2020-21 Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship recipients:

Undergraduate
Institution

Name

Sport

Graduate Institution
Area of Study

Arizona

Heather Swanson

W Gymnastics

Florida Gulf Coast University
Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Arizona

Brad Reeves

M Golf

University of Arizona
Master of Real Estate Development

Arizona State

Emma Nordin

W Swimming & Diving

Indiana University School of Dentistry
Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry

Arizona State

Cade Belshay

Wrestling

Duke University
Master of Management Studies: Foundation of Business

California

Jamie Stankiewiz

Field Hockey

University of Colorado Boulder
Environmental Engineering

California

George Finlayson

M Rowing

University of Cambridge
Master of Philosophy in Management

Colorado

Libby Geraghty

W Soccer

University of Colorado Boulder
Master of Science in Integrative Physiology

Colorado

Wilson Belk

M Golf

University of Colorado School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine

Oregon

Sofia Chambers

W Soccer

University of Southern California
Master of Science in Biokinesiology (Sports Science)

Oregon

Addie Lacewell

Acrobatics & Tumbling

University of Southern California
Master of Arts in Cinema & Media Studies

Oregon State

Callan Jackman

W Rowing

Oregon State University
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Psychology, Sociology and College Student Services Administration

Oregon State

Michael Gretler

Baseball

Oregon State University
Master of Business Administration

Stanford

Tami Alade

W Volleyball

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine

Stanford

True Sweetser

M Swimming & Diving

Stanford University
Master of Arts in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

UCLA

Marisa Villegas

W XC/Track & Field

California State University San Marcos
Master of Public Health

UCLA

Ruben Soria

M Soccer

Missouri State University
Master of Science, Student Affairs in Higher Education

USC

Maddie McDaniel

W Lacrosse

University of Southern California
Master of Communication Management

USC

Kyle Suppa

M Golf

University of Southern California
Master of Science in Finance

Utah

Sabine Krautgasser

Skiing

University of Utah
Coordinated Master's Program in Nutrition and Dietetics

Utah

Zack Johns

M Lacrosse

University of Utah
Master of Science in Finance

Washington

Katie Rainsberger

W XC/Track & Field

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Master of Science in Applied Physiology

Washington

Steven Rosts

M Rowing

University of Washington
Master of Communication in Communities and Networks

Washington State

Marin Auth

W Soccer

Washington State University
College of Veterinary Medicine

Washington State

McKenna Woodford

W Volleyball

Creighton University
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing