June 2, 2011
Baylor's Tiffany Wesley and Logan Roberts are two of 24 Big 12 student-athletes selected to receive 2010-11 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships, the conference office announced.
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 2005. The list of all-time recipients has grown to 273 since the inception of the league in 1996-97.
Wesley was a four-year starter in the outfield on BU's softball team. As a senior, the Baton Rouge, La., native hit .360 on the season with two home runs, eight doubles and 21 RBI to go with 17 stolen bases. She ranks third on the all-time Baylor stolen base list (87) and first in stolen base percentage (.935). Wesley is a two-time Capital One Academic All-American selection and a three-time Academic All-Big 12 first-team member. The 2011 graduate plans on pursuing a doctorate degree at LSU-New Orleans.
Roberts, a native of Raleigh, N.C., is a four-year team member in track and field and cross country where he competed in the mid-distances. The health sciences major is a two-time First Team Academic All-Big 12 selection and has been named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
To date the Big 12 has provided $1,835,600 for postgraduate education. The individual grants began at $2,500 in 1996-97, were raised to $5,000 in 1999, increased to $6,900 for 2004-05 and climbed to $7,500 in 2006-07.
Criteria for the awards includes 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 panel for the awards.