May 15, 2014
ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference office announced its annual postgraduate scholarship recipients on Thursday. Two student-athletes from each of the 12 Big Ten institutions who plan to continue their education at a graduate degree program were awarded a $7,500 scholarship, based on primarily academic achievements.
Offensive lineman Cody Davis and wrestler Kyle Mosier were named Purdue's recipients. Davis, who was a double major with bachelor's degrees in international business and finance at Purdue, is starting a job with Ford Motor Company in Dallas later this month and plans to go to graduate school in the next year. Mosier is currently pursuing a master's degree in agricultural engineering at Purdue, the same field of study in which he earned a bachelor's degree last December.
This year's 24 recipients span 19 different sports and will continue their education in a variety of different disciplines, including five student-athletes who plan to enroll in medical school and three honorees that will enter law school. This year's honorees are also pursuing graduate degrees in diverse fields of study, including bioengineering, classical studies, counseling psychology, electrical engineering, finance and investments, mechanical engineering and physics.
Each Big Ten institution developed its own on-campus selection process when awarding the scholarship. Student-athletes must have maintained at least a 3.2 grade-point-average, demonstrated leadership qualities, served as an excellent role model and intended to continue their academic work beyond their baccalaureate degree at a graduate degree program.
The scholarship will be used to pay expenses of the student's postgraduate education to include such related activities as research and teaching, as well as other expenses such as tuition, fees, room and board, required course-related supplies and books. In order to retain the scholarship, the recipient must be accepted into a full-time graduate degree program within three years from the fall semester after selection.
The complete list of 2013-14 Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship recipients can be found below.
Bruno Abdelnour, Men's Tennis
Anne Goering, Women's Swimming & Diving
Meghan Lappan, Women's Water Polo
Eric Ress, Men's Swimming & Diving
James Morris, Football
Marike Stribos, Field Hockey
David Moore, Men's Swimming & Diving
Kiley Tobel, Women's Track & Field
Jacob Jarzen, Men's Swimming & Diving
Kristen Kelsay, Women's Volleyball
Rachel Drake, Women's Cross Country/Track & Field
Justin Morinishi, Men's Gymnastics
Brandon Chapek, Football
Sunny Russell, Women's Rifle
Maria Kovalchuk, Field Hockey
Daniel Tyson, Baseball
Michael Newburger, Men's Gymnastics
Alexandra Norris, Women's Swimming & Diving
Lindsay Musgrove, Women's Gymnastics
Matthew Salig, Men's Swimming & Diving
Michael Brice, Men's Track & Field/Cross Country
Ilana Friedman, Women's Ice Hockey