June 12, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - University of Washington seniors Ashley Aratani, Jennifer Chang, Andy Kuharszky and Carl Moe are among the 40 outstanding Pac-10 student-athletes who were named recipients of Pac-10 Postgraduate Scholarships for 2007-08.
Each $3000 award goes to a student-athlete with a minimum 3.0 GPA who has 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.
"We congratulate the 2009 Pac-10 Postgraduate Scholarship winners," league commissioner Thomas C. Hansen said. "These exceptional young men and women have earned honors in athletics and academics to win these important awards. Their achievements are outstanding, and we salute them."
The 40 Pac-10 Postgraduate Scholarship awardees 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.
To be selected for a Pac-10 Postgraduate Scholarship, a student-athlete must:
2007-08 Pac-10 Postgraduate Scholarship Winners
Jessica Arnold, women's basketball; Brandy Collins, women's swimming; Daniel Marshall, men's track & field; Lou Maturo, men's track & field/cross country
Lindsey Brown, women's swimming; Ryan Sontag, baseball; Jason Trulson, wrestling; Jackie Vasquez, softball
Zsuzsanna Babos, women's tennis; Jernej Godec, men's swimming; Courtney Hooker, women's soccer; Justin Pollard, men's swimming
Jennifer Derby, women's lacrosse; Joanna Gail, softball; Joey Lucas, wrestling; Michael McGrath, men's track & field
Kyle Bressler, wrestling; Lauren Denfeld, women's cross country/track & field; Yuki Lamb, women's gymnastics; Justin Wagner, men's rowing
Peter Finlayson, men's water polo; Aimee Precourt, women's gymnastics; Josh Zupancic, wrestling; Jessica Zutz, field hockey
Christopher Joseph, football; Lindsey Pluimer, women's basketball; Austin Ramos, men's cross country/track & field; Meghan Schoen, women's volleyball
Emily Goetsch women's swimming; Richard Gosper men's swimming; Matthew Van't Hof men's tennis; Michelle Sanford women's track & field
Brooke Bemis, women's soccer; Ekaterina Burduli, women's tennis; Steven Kost, baseball; Jayson Miller, baseball