Big 12 Recognizes Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients

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(Courtesy of the Big 12 Conference)

IRVING, Tex. — Twenty Big 12 student-athletes have been selected to receive 2019-20 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships, the Conference announced.

The scholarships are named in honor of the late Dr. Prentice Gautt, a former Big 12 Conference staff member and student services’ pioneer who passed away in March 2005. The list of all-time recipients has grown to 461 since the inception of the league in 1996-97. Starting in 2002-03, additional funding increased scholarship award winners to two per member institution.

To date the Big 12 has provided over $3.5 million for postgraduate education. The individual grants began at $2,500 in 1996-97, were raised to $5,000 in 1999 and increased to $6,900 for 2004-05. The awards climbed to $7,500 in 2006-07, moved to $9,000 in 2011-12 and have been at $10,000 since 2013-14.

 

Criteria for the awards includes a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.200 on a 4.000 scale, participation in at least two years of intercollegiate athletics at the nominee’s respective institution.  The student-athletes must graduate from their respective member institutions and enroll in graduate or professional school of their choice within 15 months of their selection of the postgraduate scholarship.  Three faculty athletic representatives, one director of athletics, one senior woman administrator, one head athletics trainer and the chair and vice-chair of the Big 12 Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee form the selection panel for the awards.   

 

2019-20 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients

Baylor

Grace Thiel

Equestrian

Baylor

Andy Thomas

Baseball

Iowa State

Emma Ruehle

Swimming & Diving

Iowa State

Hank Swalla

Wrestling

Kansas

Xinyun Yu

Golf

Kansas

Benjamin Sems

Baseball

Kansas State

Katie Cramer

Soccer

Kansas State

Ethan Powell

Track & Field

Oklahoma

Andrea Batchev

Rowing

Oklahoma

Connor McGinnis

Football

Oklahoma State

Mackenzie Thomas

Softball

Oklahoma State

Trey Reeves

Basketball

TCU

Laska Anderson

Equestrian

TCU

Radu Duican

Swimming & Diving

Texas

Alison Gibson

Swimming & Diving

Texas

John Burt

Football & Track

Texas Tech

Reagan Collins

Tennis

Texas Tech

Kyle Hogan

Golf

West Virginia

Abigail Kaufman

Gymnastics

West Virginia

David Koenders

Rifle