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Slack Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Jul 27, 2022

Washington rower Katherine Slack has been granted an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Slack was one of 21 female, spring-sport student-athletes across the nation to receive the $10,000 scholarship. 
The scholarship is to be used towards postgraduate education for student-athletes who've achieved both academic and athletic excellence while displaying leadership qualities and a commitment to service. Slack was nominated by UW Faculty-Athlete Representative Alexes Harris, her coaches, professors, and UW academic athletic staff. She intends to attend medical school.
Slack, a graduate of Kamiak High in Everett, Wash., began her UW career as a distance runner on the track & field team before walking on to the rowing program. She earned 2020 Pac-12 Spring Academic Honor Roll in 2020, and then worked her way on to the UW's varsity four crew in 2021, winning the NCAA Championship in the four that year.
In 2022, Slack rowed in both the varsity and second varsity eights, earning a bronze medal in the second eight at NCAA Championships. She graduated in 2021 with a B.A. in psychology, completing her degree with a 3.91 cumulative grade point average. In 2021-22, she earned a master's degree in intercollegiate athletic management (IAL).