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Forrest Shaffer and Dominique Keel named winners of Pac-12 postgraduate scholarships

Two Washington State Track and Field athletes were awarded the Pac-12 postgraduate scholarship.

WSU Student Sports Photos
WSU Student Sports Photos
WSU Student Sports Photos

Washington State Track and Field stars Forrest Shaffer and Dominique Keel have been named two of the 23 winners of the Pac-12 postgraduate scholarship award. The award, which is given to two athletes from each Pac-12 school, awards $9,000 to each student towards their postgraduate studies.

The award is given to a male and a female student athlete from each school every year. In order to qualify for this award each student must have maintained a 3.0 GPA, completed their eligibility in sports or be in their final year of eligibility, be accepted to or enrolled in a postgraduate program, was a distinct member of their sport, and went above and beyond what is required for a Pac-12 student athlete.

Both Shaffer and Keel have met and went beyond these requirements. Keel owns top-10 school records in the 60m, 200m, 4x100m, 4x400m. After a stellar career as a Cougar, she was awarded the Cougar Pride Award as well as the Senior Excellence in Academics award.

Shaffer ran as part of the cross country team as well as was a member of the steeplechase team. For three straight years Shaffer placed in the top-10 in the steeplechase at the Pac-12 Championships. He also was an award winner at WSU's Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.

For a full listing of all the winners of this scholarship click here.



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Shaffer and Keel awarded Pac-12 postgraduate scholarship

Complete Pac-12 listing and announcement of the Pac-12 Graduate Scholarship Award