Courtesy: Big 12 Sports
Twenty Big 12 student-athletes have been selected to receive 2021-22 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 481 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 $3.7 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 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 and 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.
2021-22 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients
|Baylor||Reese Sarnowski||Track & Field|
|Iowa State||Anna Ellis||Swimming & Diving|
|Iowa State||Jonathan Gannon||Track & Field|
|Kansas State||Kate Odgers||Rowing|
|Kansas State||Logan Long||Football|
|Oklahoma State||Jules Callaham||Softball|
|Oklahoma State||Dusty Hone||Wrestling|
|Texas||Julia Cook||Swimming & Diving|
|Texas Tech||Audrey Tuttle||Volleyball|
|Texas Tech||Patrick Curley||Football|
|West Virginia||Verena Zaisberger||Rifle|
|West Virginia||Noah Short||Baseball|