Arnold, McCoy Pick Up Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarships
SAN FRANCISCO—The Pac-12 announced 24 outstanding Pac-12 student-athletes who have been named recipients of Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year, and Andrea Arnold (skiing) and Aaron McCoy (track & field) picked up the honor for the University of Colorado.
The scholarships, worth $9,000 each, are awarded to two student-athletes from each Pac-12 school annually. The student-athletes must maintain above a 3.0 grade point average and have demonstrated a commitment to education, campus and community involvement, and leadership.
Arnold lettered three time in skiing for the Buffs, skiing in 48 of a possible 58 races over five years, finishing 37 of those with 31 top 20 and nine top 10 performances. She earned the team's Career Athletic Achievement Award upon graduation and was also honored by CU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee with a Distinguished Service Award.
After graduating from CU with a degree in Integrative Physiology and minor in Spanish, Arnold was accepted to the Charles University Medical School in Prague, Czech Republic, where she's earning a doctorate of medicine. She was born in Boulder, but holds dual citizenship in the Czech Republic.
McCoy closed out his CU track career with nine marks in the top 10 in CU history in the 200, 400, 400 hurdles and 4x400-meter relays. He was a three-time NCAA Regional qualifier, and in 2022 concluded his career advancing the men's 4x400-meter relay to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship for the first time in program history. His team finished 19th at the NCAA Championships, earning an All-American honorable mention.
He remained at CU for his postgraduate studies in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) working towards a master's degree in Strategic Communication Design.
The Buffs have now had 29 student-athletes honored with postgraduate scholarships from the Pac-12 since joining the league in 2011-12. Arnold is the 10th member of the ski team to earn the scholarship and McCoy is the sixth member of the track & field team to do so.
2011-12: Katie Dreher (track & field), Caroline Danneberg (soccer), Trey Eckloff (men's basketball), Tony Poremba (football).
2012-13: Brienne Beemer (track & field), Dustin Ebner (football), Eliska Hajkova (skiing), Ian Mallams (skiing).
2013-14: Nate Bonsu (football), Andreas Haug (skiing), Hayley Hughes (soccer), Shayala Kipp (track & field).
2014-15: Rune Oedegaard (skiing), Will Oliver (football), Brooke Granstrom (skiing), Alexis Kresl (women's basketball).
2015-16: Maddie Alm (track & field).
2016-17: Henrik Gunnarsson (skiing), Clare Wise (skiing).
2017-18: Ian Boucher (skiing), Mikaela Kraus (soccer).
2018-19: Max Luukko (skiing), Louis Ronaldson (tennis).
2019-20: Ben Saarel (track & field), Courtney Fedor (soccer).
2020-21: Libby Geraghty (soccer), Wilson Belk (men's golf).