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Pac-12 Leadership Award

The Pac-12 Conference established the Pac-12 Leadership Award in 2002 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 $3000 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.

To be eligible for the award, nominees must have completed their 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.

2022-23 Malia Pivec, Oregon, track & field/cross country Darcy Rees, Washington, women's basketball
2021-22 Lane Stigall, Oregon State, wrestling Eden Hardy, Oregon, soccer
2020-21 Joel Walker, Oregon State, soccer Natalie Robinson, Washington, beach volleyball
2019-20 Winners not selected due to the suspension of competition because of COVID-19.
2018-19 Owen Leonard, Washington State, baseball Shannon Williams, Oregon, lacrosse
2017-18 Matt Salerno, Arizona, swimming Natalie Modly, Oregon, lacrosse
2016-17 Jack Anderson, Oregon State, baseball Taylor Ricci, Oregon State, gymnastics
2015-16 Patrick Woepse, UCLA, water polo Clare Wise, Colorado, skiing
2014-15 Justin Brinkley, Stanford, track & field Danielle Buchanan, Arizona, gymnastics
2013-14 Robbie Lemons, Stanford, basketball Erin Menefee, Arizona, cross country/track & field
2012-13 Gareth Gilna, Washington, track & field Stephanie McGregor, Oregon State, gymnastics
2011-12 Greg Woodburn, USC, track & field Leslie Mak, Oregon State, gymnastics
2010-11 Thomas Webber, Arizona State, track & field Monica Graf, Oregon, golf
2009-10 Sean Mustafa Abdul-Hamid, UCLA, basketball Ariane Masschelein, Arizona, tennis
2008-09 Kyson Bunthuwong, California, gymnastics D'Anna Piro, Oregon State, gymnastics
2007-08 Justin Pollard, California, swimming Ingrid Kantola, UCLA, track & field
2006-07 Caleb Kirk, California, gymnastics Whitney Myers, Arizona, swimming
2005-06 Darrell Brooks, Arizona, football Anna Chappell, Arizona, basketball
2004-05 Emerson Ward, Arizona State, swimming Molly Seaman, Washington, gymnastics
2003-04 Jason Ranne, Arizona, basketball Nikki Neuberger, Oregon State, volleyball
2002-03 Adam Chivara, Arizona State, wrestling Janell Bergstrom, Oregon, softball
2001-02 Walter Chun, California, golf Cicely Clinkenbeard, Washington State, track & field