WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Four Washington student-athletes have earned a Postgraduate Scholarship from the Pac-12 Conference, commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Christine Babcock (cross country/track), William Chandler (football), Kelcey Dunaway (volleyball) and Seamus Labrum (rowing) all earned a $3,000 award from the conference. The scholarships are granted to as many as four student-athletes per conference member and are meant for those who intend to continue their academic work beyond their bachelor's degrees.
Babcock, from Irvine, Calif., graduated with a 3.93 grade point average, earning a degree in early childhood and family studies. One of the UW's most highly decorated athletes in recent years, Babcock was the Pac-12's cross country Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2011 and earned All-America honors in cross country and both indoor and outdoor track. She was a three-time, first-team all-conference selection in cross country and a five-time first-team academic all-conference selection. Last week, she earned first-team Academic All-America honors.
Chandler, a wide receiver from Sammamish, Wash., was a former walkon who earned a scholarship prior to the 2011 season, when he spent the year as the Huskies' holder and earned second-team Academic All-Pac-12. Chandler graduated with a 3.83 grade point average as an accounting major.
Dunaway, a middle blocker from Bainbridge Island, Wash., earned a BS in biology and a BA in gender, women and sexuality studies while completing all pre-med requirements. She graduated with a 3.23 GPA. Dunaway earned academic all-conference honorable mention four times and helped lead the UW to the NCAA tournament in each of her four seasons.
Labrum, from Cape May, N.J., had a highly-successful coxswain for the UW men's crew program. He coxed the Huskies to IRA gold medals in each of his four years, including the varsity 8 crown as a senior in 2013. A double major (communication and political science) with a 3.69 GPA, Labrum was a first-team Academic All-Pac-12 selection in 2012 and 2013 and has coxed for the U.S. national program at the U-23 level, including a silver-medal performance at the 2012 world championships.
For the complete list of all 44 Pac-12 Conference Postgraduate Scholarship winners, click here.