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 273 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 $1,835,600 for postgraduate education. The individual grants began at $2,500 in 1996-97, were raised to $5,000 in 1999, increased to $6,900 for 2004-05 and climbed to $7,500 in 2006-07.
Criteria for the awards includes a cumulative grade point average of 3.500 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.
|Logan Roberts||Baylor||Track & Field/Cross Country|
|Max Van Dyke||Colorado||Track & Field|
|Vegard Kjoelhamar||Colorado||Nordic Ski|
|Lauren Fader||Iowa State||Soccer|
|Alex Whitesell||Iowa State||Track & Field/Cross Country|
|Jareb Stallbaumer||Kansas||Track & Field|
|Alecia Zimbelman||Kansas State||Equestrian|
|Jason Schulte||Kansas State||Golf|
|Katie Vanarsdall||Missouri||Track & Field|
|Brian Hancock||Missouri||Track & Field|
|Natalie Willer||Nebraska||Track & Field|
|Whitney Wernimont||Oklahoma State||Soccer|
|Anthony Hill||Oklahoma State||Football|
|Adrienne Woods||Texas||Swimming & Diving|
|Bryan Collins||Texas||Swimming & Diving|
|Elizabeth Solch||Texas A&M||Equestrian|
|Ryan Tannehill||Texas A&M||Football|
|Jessica Gibbs||Texas Tech||Track & Field|
|David Neill||Texas Tech||Football|