Smart football players

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Oregon's All-Pac-10 defensive end Nick Reed tops the three-man list of football players among the 39 Pac-10 athletes who were honored with postgraduate scholarships for 2008-09.

The other two were Washington long-snapper Robert Lukevich and Arizona State linebacker Anthony Reyes.

These $3,000 awards go to athletes who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have also demonstrated a commitment to continuing education, campus and community involvement, and leadership, according to the conference office. Since the program began in 1999, the Pac-10 has awarded over $1 million for postgraduate study.

The scholarship winners become candidates for the Oroweat "Healthy Minds" Scholarship. The "Healthy Minds" scholarship provides $10,000 each to one male and one female student-athlete for postgraduate study. The winners are selected by a Pac-10 committee which includes institutional administrators and a student-athlete member of the Pac-10 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The scholarship winners will be announced in August.

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