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.