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Woodhead Earns Postgraduate Scholarship

Apr 4, 2022

STANFORD, Calif. - A 2020 graduate from the Stanford men's water polo program, Dylan Woodhead has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for his academic and athletic achievements.

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners receive a one-time grant of $10,000. In addition to maintaining at least a 3.2 grade-point average, they must perform with distinction in their sport and be nominated by their institution's faculty athletics representative. Stanford's overall total of NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipients is now 184.

A key member and captain of the 2019 NCAA Champion squad, Woodhead was named both an honorable mention All-American and All-MPSF honoree that season. He finished his time with the Cardinal with 67 career goals and helped lead Stanford to both the 2018 and 2019 MPSF championships. Woodhead was a member of the Association of College Water Polo Coaches All-Academic Team each of his four years at Stanford, along with earning MPSF All-Academic honors every year in which he was eligible. 

Woodhead graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering in 2020, boasting a 3.4 GPA. Since graduation, Woodhead has played water polo professionally in Greece and earned a spot on Team USA at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics last summer. Back on The Farm, he's already enrolled in a graduate program for mechanical engineering at Stanford, and plans to use the scholarship to complete his degree, focusing on product design and manufacturing. Woodhead also served as a volunteer coach for his former program last fall. He has already developed a startup, online portal for private athletic lessons, helping athletes across the NCAA share their knowledge and skills with the world.