Pac-12 announces scholarship winners

The Pac-12 has announced 44 winners of postgraduate scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year, and five played football.

From the release:

Each scholarship of $3,000 goes to 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. Since the program began in 1999, the Pac-12 has awarded over $1.5 million for postgraduate study.

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. The student-athlete will be 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 will be 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.

Each Pac-12 institution selects four student-athlete recipients, two men and two women, through its institutional selection process.

Here's the complete list:

2012-13 Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship Winners


Brigetta Barrett, Track & Field

John Bonano, Football

Megan Meyer, Cross Country/Track & Field

Austin Thompson, Swimming


Constance Ezugha, Track & Field

Brandon Johnson, Football

Josh Walker, Cross Country

Kahoku Palafox, Gymnastics


Isaac Howell, Swimming/Rowing

Kyle Marsh, Soccer

Caitlin Leverenz, Swimming

Robin Rostratter, Volleyball


Brianne Beemer, Track & Field

Dustin Ebner, Football

Eliska Hajkova, Skiing

Ian Mallams, Skiing


Alaina Bergsman, Volleyball

Anne Kessering, Track & Field


Travis Anderson, Soccer

Hilary Polis, Rowing

Alexa Ortiz, Rowing


Nicole Dayton, Gymnastics

Ashley Morgan, Gymnastics

Denis Lin, Tennis

Andrew Stutz, Football


Rachel Godfred, Swimming & Diving

Matt Wiet, Soccer

Alec Govi, Cross Country/Track & Field

Mariah Williams, Basketball


Matthew Burton, Water Polo

Melanie Grindle, Rowing

Alex Lendrum, Swimming

Chelsea Silvers, Water Polo


Chelsea Bridgewater, Basketball

Andrew Choi, Swimming

Rachel Messer, Basketball


Christine Babcock, Track & Field/Cross Country

William Chandler, Football

Kelcey Dunaway, Volleyball

Seamus Labrum, Rowing


Andrei Lintz, Football

Darren Markle, Football

Katie Dick, Rowing

Andjela Kankaras, Tennis