Aug. 3, 2010
Four recently-graduated USC student-athletes--football's Garrett Green, women's volleyball's Alli Hillgren, men's swimming James Martin and women's track and field's Judith Onyepunuka--have been named recipients of Pac-10 Postgraduate Scholarships for 2009-10.
They are among 38 Pac-10 student-athletes who each received $3,000 awards for postgraduate study. The scholarships go to student-athletes with a minimum 3.0 GPA who have also demonstrated a commitment to continuing education, campus and community involvement, and leadership.
Since the program began in 1999, the Pac-10 has awarded over $1 million for postgraduate study.
To be selected for a Pac-10 Postgraduate Scholarship, a student-athlete must:
- Have an overall undergraduate minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 (based on a 4.00 scale) or its equivalent.
- Be in his/her final season of intercollegiate athletics eligibility in all sports or be in his/her final year of undergraduate studies, having exhausted athletics eligibility in all sports. The student-athlete are evaluated on the basis of all academic work completed at time of selection.
- Have performed with distinction as a member of a varsity team. The degree of the student-athlete's athletic achievement is weighed at least equally with the degree of academic performance.
- Intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree 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.
- Have behaved, both on and off the field, in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete, the institution and intercollegiate athletics.