Washington State rower Ella Cowan De Wolf and distance runner Desi Stinger were named recipients of the Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship on Monday. The two Cougar athletes join 21 other conference athletes as recipients of the award that goes towards their continued education.
The $9,000 award is given annually to up to two student athletes from each school within the conference. In order to be nominated for the award the athletes must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average as well as demonstrated a commitment to education, the campus and shown community involvement and leadership. They must also have completed their final season of eligibility. They must be accepted to or enrolled as a full-time student in a graduate or professional program at an accredited institution or in a postgraduate program that requires a undergrad degree.
They must also have performed with distinction as a member of a varsity team and shown exemplified behavior that brought credit to the student-athlete, the university, and intercollegiate athletics.
Cowan De Wolf was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic team three times during her time rowing for the Cougs. In 2019 she was apart of the eight man squad that finished fifth in the Pac-12 Championships. On October 27th she helped lead them to a second place finish in the Portland Fall Classic and a week later helped the four man squad finish second in the Silver Lake Head Race in Spokane.
Her award will be used to go toward her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree as she will be enrolling into the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Singer ran for the Cougars cross country team as well as the track team during her time in Pullman. She finished eighth in the mile at the Vandal Open earlier this year. In 2019 she helped the cross country squad finish 12th in the NCAA West Regional that was hosted at the Colfax Golf Club.
She was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic team five times and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic team twice during her time as a Cougar. The Sports Management major will continue her education at the University of San Francisco where she will pursue a Master’s in Sports Management.
The Pac-12 Conference announced Monday that Washington State rower Ella Cowan de Wolf and WSU distance runner Desi Stinger have been named recipients of the Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year.
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