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Nates and Mayhew Earn Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarships

Aug 11, 2022

STANFORD, Calif. - 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 2021-22 academic year, and the list includes Eva Nates of women's rowing and Nicholas Mayhew of men's rowing. 
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.
Nicholas Mayhew graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a two-time IRCA National Scholar-Athlete (2021- 2022), and a three-time member of the Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll (2020-2022).  Captain of the Men's Rowing Team for the 2021-2022 season, the London, England native was a cog in Stanford's varsity eight boat and led the Cardinal boat to a third-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships and a top-15 effort at the 2022 IRA Championships.

Outside of the water, Mayhew acted as a dedicated member of the Stanford community, spending time as a Computer Science Teaching Assistant. During the summer of 2021, he interned with Full Measure Education, working on their iOS Software Engineering team. He is the creator of Row Smart, a coaching assistant app in Swift with online services and GPS capability, as well as the creator of the app Time Trialer, which has been downloaded 2,400 times.  

Mayhew spent the summer working at Amazon as Software Engineering Intern and will start his Masters of Philosophy in Management at Cambridge University in the Fall. 

Eva Nates ended her senior campaign in Stanford's top-finishing third varsity eight boat at the Pac-12 Championships. Throughout the 2022 season, she spent most of her time as a part of the Cardinal's second varsity four boat, leading Stanford to top two finishes in all races she competed in. The Ardmore, Pa. native finished her time in a Cardinal uniform as a three-time CRCA National Scholar-Athlete and a three-time member of the Pac-12 Academic honor roll.

Nates' passion for Stanford continued on dry land, acting as a teaching assistant on The Farm for the popular course Dement's Sleep and Dreams while also spending time role working at Stanford's Sierra Camp during the summer. She held the position of research assistant at Haverford College for the summers of 2017 and 2019, working with professors in the physics department on studies pertaining to the conductivity of DNA. 

Nates will use her postgraduate scholarship at one of the country's most prestigious universities,  as she heads to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall to complete her Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering. 

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.
To be selected for a 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);
  • Completed his/her final season of intercollegiate athletics eligibility in all sports or be in his/her final year of undergraduate study, having exhausted athletics eligibility in all sports;
  • 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.