July 1, 2013
UCLA's Rachel Godfred (swimming and diving), Alec Govi (cross country/track & field), Matt Wiet (men's soccer) and Mariah Williams (women's basketball) have been named recipients of Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarships for 2012-13.
Each scholarship of $3,000 goes to student-athletes with a minimum 3.0 GPA who have also demonstrated a commitment to continuing education, campus and community involvement, and leadership. Since the program began in 1999, the Pac-12 has awarded over $1.5 million for postgraduate study.
Godfred was named Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention for the 2012-2013 season, earning the award for the second-straight year. A freestyle and butterfly specialist, Godfred earned points for the Bruins at the Pac-12 Championships in the 1650 Free and made the medal stand with an eighth-place finish in the 800 Free Relay at the AT&T Winter Nationals.To be eligible for a Pac-12 postgraduate scholarship a student-athlete must have an overall grade-point average of 3.00 (based on a 4.00 scale) or its equivalent, be in his/her final season of intercollegiate athletics eligibility in all sports or be in his/her final year of undergraduate studies, have performed with distinction as a member of the varsity team, intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time student in a graduate or professional program, and have behaved both on and off the field in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete, the institution and intercollegiate athletics.