Four Trojans Win Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarships|
July 5, 2012
Brianna Gilbreath (women's basketball), Daniel Nguyen (men's tennis), Amanda Smith (women's swimming) and Greg Woodburn (men's track) have been named recipients of Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
These $3,000 awards go to 48 outstanding Pac-12 student-athletes with a minimum 3.0 grade point average who have also demonstrated a commitment to continuing education, campus and community involvement, and leadership.
To be selected for a Pac-12 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.
--Have performed with distinction as a member of a varsity team.
--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.
In 1999, the Pac-12 Conference created a postgraduate scholarship program to honor outstanding student-athletes from its member institutions who also are outstanding scholars. Each Pac-12 institution selects four student-athlete recipients, two men and two women, through its institutional selection process.
Since the program began, the Pac-12 has awarded over $1.5 million for postgraduate study.