Softball's Tresselt receives Big 12 Conference postgraduate scholarship
June 8, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Softball senior righthander Erin Tresselt has been selected as a recipient of the Big 12 Conference's Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship for the 2009-10 season, as announced Tuesday by the league office
A three-time Academic All-Big 12 selection and 2010 team captain, Tresselt completed her four-year career as Texas' all-time leader in saves. The finance/pre-medicine major hopes to enroll in medical school in 2011.
Twenty-four Big 12 student-athletes were selected to receive the 2009-10 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships.
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 249 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 $1,655,600 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.