Jamie Carey receives Big 12 postgraduate scholarship
DALLAS -- Texas women's basketball standout Jamie Carey (Thornton, Colo./Horizon HS) was honored with another academic honor when the Big 12 Conference office announced that she will receive a 2004-05 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships.
Twenty-four Big 12 student-athletes were selected to receive one of these prestigious postgraduate scholarships, 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. Each of this year's postgraduate scholarships is worth $6,900.
Carey currently is playing in the WNBA for the Connecticut Sun. She has been enrolled in UT's graduate School of Education since January of 2004, pursuing her master's degree in sport management. She received her undergraduate degree in December of 2003 at UT in sociology/social work. The 5-6 guard is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American and a two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team performer (2004 and 2005).
To date, the Big 12 has provided $658,200 for postgraduate education. The individual grants began at $2,500 in 1996-97, were raised to $5,000 in 1999 and climbed to $6,900 after the 2003-04 term.
The list of recipients has grown to 129 since the inception of the league in 1996-97. Each school nominated one student-athlete prior to 2002-03 when additional funding allowed each school to nominate two scholars.
Texas' other 2004-05 recipient is former Longhorn football offensive guard Trey Bates who graduated from UT in May with a degree in corporate communications. He has been accepted to attend medical school at UT-San Antonio.
Criteria for the awards include 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 group for the awards.
Below are all the University of Texas' Big 12 postgraduate scholarship recipients throughout the years.
Texas' recipients of Big 12 postgraduate scholarships