Former Oregon State University student-athlete and College of Public Health and Human Sciences alum Maureen Tremblay has been awarded a Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to up to two student-athletes from each Conference school annually. Former OSU student-athlete Anthony Harris also received a scholarship.
Maureen graduated in June after lettering four years for the Beavers’ track and field, and cross country team. The Gig Harbor, Wash., native was the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee vice president during her career and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science with a minor in psychology. She currently is pursuing a master’s in athletic leadership at Clemson University.
“Oregon State provided an excellent opportunity to study what I’m passionate about and helped me find a career field where I can use my education to make a difference,” Maureen says. “The OSU athletic department staff offered me an incredible amount of resources and helped me find a career that captured my interests and skills.
“My goal is to continue working in athletics and use sport as a way to help others find success and passion in their life.”
To be selected for a Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship, a student-athlete must have:
• Maintained an overall undergraduate minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 (based on a 4.00 scale).
• Completed his/her final season of intercollegiate athletics eligibility in all sports or be in his/her final year of undergraduate study, having exhausted athletics eligibility in all sports;
• Been accepted to or already be enrolled as a full-time student in a graduate or professional program at an accredited institution, or in a postgraduate program for which an undergraduate degree is required for admission;
• Performed with distinction as a member of a varsity team; and
• Exemplified behavior, both in competition and beyond, in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete, the institution, and intercollegiate athletics.
“Anthony and Maureen embody the essence of what it means to embrace the experiences as a student-athlete,” Massey says. “They are truly deserving of this award and serve as role models for others who aspire to use intercollegiate athletics as an avenue to not only better themselves, but also improve the lives of others.”
“This year’s recipients are excellent representatives of the Pac-12 and wonderful examples of the power of collegiate sports to help young people reach their goals,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott says. “We are honored to help these student-athletes continue their education and look forward to watching them positively impact their communities.”
In 1999, the Postgraduate Scholarship Program was created to both honor and financially assist some of the Conference’s most outstanding athletes and scholars as they continue their educations. In a program change from previous years, the Pac-12 now annually awards up to 24 scholarships of $9,000 each to former and graduating student-athletes across the conference. Through its institutional selection process, each Pac-12 institution may select two student-athletes, one man and one woman, to be awarded the scholarship.