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Pac-12 announces 2021-22 Postgraduate Scholarship recipients

Aug 11, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO - 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. 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.

To be selected for a 2021-22 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);
  • 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.

Student-athletes awarded this scholarship plan to pursue postgraduate education in best-in-class graduate programs at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including several Pac-12 universities. They will study everything from medicine and architecture to business, nursing, engineering, education, finance, and more.

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.

Below is the list of 2021-22 Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship recipients:

School

Name

Sport

Graduate Institution & Area of Study

Arizona

Dana Parker

Beach Volleyball

University of Arizona
Master's Entry to the Profession of Nursing

Arizona

Trevor Volpe

M Track & Field

University of Arizona
MBA / MSBA (Business Analytics) Dual Degree

Arizona State

Nicole Soto

W Soccer

TBD

Arizona State

Elijah Warren

M Swimming & Diving

TBD/Medicine

California

Ema Rajic

W Swimming & Diving

University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy
Management of Drug Development

California

Charlotte Wesselmann

W Rowing

Architectural Association School of Architecture
Master of Architecture

Colorado

Andrea Arnold

Skiing

Charles University First Faculty of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine

Colorado

Aaron McCoy

M Track & Field

CMCI Strategic Communication Design
Strategic Communication Design

Oregon

Sara Buchner

Acrobatics & Tumbling

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Medical Degree

Oregon

Devin Lewis

Football

University of Oregon
Sports Product Management

Oregon State

Colette Yamaoka

W Gymnastics

University of Washington
Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership

Oregon State

Lane Stigall

Wrestling

TBD/Medicine

Stanford

Eva Nates

W Rowing

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Stanford

Nick Mayhew

M Rowing

Cambridge University
MPhil in Management

UCLA

Maddie Musselman

W Water Polo

Temple University
College of Science and Technology (CST) Pre-Health Post Baccalaureate Program [Advanced Core in Health Science Program (ACHS)]

UCLA

AJ Vasquez

M Soccer

University of California, Los Angeles
Education

USC

Sarah Nelson

W Volleyball

University of Southern California
MS in Finance and MS in Social Entrepreneurship

USC

Matthew Harrison

M Water Polo

University of Southern California
Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Utah

Anna Busatto

W Track & Field/XC

University of Utah
PhD in Biomedical Engineering

Utah

Joachim Lien

Skiing

University of Utah
Master of Science in Finance

Washington

Makayla Woods

W Soccer

University of Southern California
Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Washington

Max Schwartzkopff

M Rowing

TBD

Washington State

Chloe Larson

W Swimming & Diving

South Dakota State University
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Washington State Will Burghardt M Basketball TBD