June 7, 2005
Baylor`s Stephen Sepulveda and Lori Viggiano are two of 24 Big 12 student-athletes selected to receive 2004-05 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships, the conference office announced recently.
Sepulveda, a Dallas native and 2003 Baylor graduate, played four years of football at Baylor and was a three-time Academic All-Big 12 selection. The linebacker finished his Baylor career with 171 total tackles, 12 behind the line and three sacks.
Viggiano, a midfielder on the soccer team, was a two-time recipient of Academic All-Big 12 honors throughout her Baylor career. The Plano, Texas native and political science major received her Baylor diploma in May 2005 ceremonies.
The scholarships are named in honor of the late Dr. Prentice Gautt, a former Big 12 Conference staff member and student services' pioneer who passed away in March. The list of recipients has grown to 129 since the inception of the league in 1996-97. Each school nominated one student-athlete prior to 2002-03 when additional funding allowed each school to nominate two scholars.
Criteria for the awards include a cumulative grade point average of 3.500 on a 4.000 scale, participation in at least two years of intercollegiate athletics at the nominee's respective institution and completion of athletics' eligibility. The student-athletes also must graduate from their respective member institutions within 15 months of their selection for a postgraduate scholarship and are expected to enroll in graduate/professional schools within two years of graduation. Three faculty representatives, one senior woman administrator and one director of athletics form the selection group for the awards.
Previous Baylor honorees:
Whitney Barrett (soccer) - 2002-03
Ross Bennett (baseball) - 2002-03
Tim Hartshorn (baseball) - 2001-02
Douglas Laziur (track) - 1997-98
Kerry O'Bric (track and field) - 2000-01
John Martin (football) 2003-04
Megan McCoin (cross country/track) - 2003-04
Lanie Millar (cross country/track) - 2001-02
Mark Williams (tennis) - 2000-01
2004-05 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Award Winners
Stephen Sepulveda - Baylor - Football
Lori Viggiano - Baylor -Soccer
Andrew Miller -Colorado -Track and Field
Liza Negriff - Colorado - Track and Field
Daniel Zelik - Iowa State - Track and Field
Kelly Burke - Iowa State - Soccer
John Nielson - Kansas - Football
Kimberlee Clark - Kansas - Track and Field
Erik Sproll - Kansas State - Track and Field
Stephanie Limoges - Kansas State - Golf
Jacob Thomas - Missouri - Swimming and Diving
Karen Bauer -Missouri - Soccer
Daniel Bruce - Nebraska - Baseball
Richelle Simpson - Nebraska - Gymnastics
Joshua Gore - Oklahoma - Gymnastics
Emily Milberger - Oklahoma - Golf
James Lake - Oklahoma State - Track and Field
Megan Carey - Oklahoma State - Softball
John Bates - Texas - Football
Jamie Carey - Texas - Basketball
Anthony Alfier - Texas A&M - Track and Field
Lauren Walker - Texas A&M - Tennis
Michael Innerebner - Texas Tech - Tennis
Daneen Grisham - Texas Tech - Volleyball