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Big 12 Announces Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients
June 08, 2016

Twenty Big 12 student-athletes have been selected to receive 2015-16 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 381 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 $2.7 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 are now at $10,000 since 2013-14.

Criteria for the awards includes a cumulative grade point average of 3.200 on a 4.000 scale, participation in at least two years of intercollegiate athletics at the nominee's respective institution and completion of athletics' eligibility. The student-athletes also must graduate from their respective member institutions within 15 months of their selection for a postgraduate scholarship and are expected to enroll in graduate/professional schools within two years of graduation. Three faculty representatives, one senior woman administrator and one director of athletics form the selection panel for the awards.

2015-16 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients

Institution Name Sport
Baylor Raena Rhone Track & Field
Baylor John Ryan Hardy Cross Country/Track & Field
Iowa State Kristen Henson Cross Country/Track & Field
Iowa State Collin Foster Men’s Golf
Kansas Tessa Louise Scott Rowing
Kansas James Hampton Cross Country/Track & Field
Kansas State Erika Schiller Cross Country/Track & Field
Kansas State Ian Patterson Football
Oklahoma Marissa Beene Rowing
Oklahoma Ty Darlington Football
Oklahoma State Justine Peters Equestrian
Oklahoma State Ford Stuen Men’s Basketball
TCU Megan Smith Track & Field
TCU Adam Damadzic Track & Field
Texas Rachel Scott Softball
Texas Daniel Newsome Men’s Basketball
Texas Tech Jennifer Allen Volleyball
Texas Tech Evan Nix Tennis
West Virginia Amanda Hill Soccer
West Virginia Katie Murto Women’s Swimming
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