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Lane Stigall Earns Pac-12 Leadership Honor

May 11, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – Oregon State wrestler Lane Stigall is one of two recipients for the Pac-12 Conference's Leadership Awards, it was announced on Wednesday. Stigall is the eighth Oregon State student-athlete to receive the honor since it was first awarded in 2002.
The Pac-12 Conference established the Pac-12 Leadership Award to recognize student-athletes who have served on their institutional Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC) and demonstrated leadership. This Pac-12 Leadership Award is a $3,000 scholarship for postgraduate study awarded to one male and one female student-athlete each year.
The Pac-12 Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which is composed of representatives from each member institution, selects the winners of the award each year from nominations submitted by each campus SAAC.
Stigall, who graduated from Oregon State in March with a 3.96 GPA and his bachelor's degree in biological sciences, has been involved in leadership capacities with OSU's SAAC and Student-Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) since arriving in Corvallis as a transfer from Missouri in 2019.
An official member of the Pac-12's governance structure as a SALT representative, Stigall worked to create, present, and adopt policy recommendations to help enhance the student-athlete experience across the league. He created proposals for legislation dealing with graduate school preparation, academic freedom and transparency, and social justice.
A volunteer youth wrestling coach for the past six years, Stigall also volunteered his time throughout the past year as an online crisis counselor.
He scored a 519 on the MCAT last fall, the highest-ever score for an Oregon State student-athlete and has secured a full-time internship with Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), a top public research university dedicated to health sciences containing two major hospitals in Portland. Stigall will work at OHSU while applying to medical school.
To be eligible for the award, nominees must have completed or be in their final season of athletics eligibility, be enrolled in or plan to attend graduate school, have been a letter winner in a varsity sport, and have served a minimum of one year on the campus SAAC. Other factors which may be taken into account during the selection process include other leadership activities, community service, grade-point average, service as a SAAC officer, and level of athletic achievement.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).