West Coast Conference Postgraduate Scholars
The West Coast Conference Postgraduate Scholarship is awarded to two student-athletes pursuing graduate school or professional school education. Candidates must own a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate a significant athletic contribution on the varsity athletic level in a WCC sponsored sport, and participate in a WCC sport for a minimum of two years. In addition, candidates must have a record of participating in campus or community activities, completed their athletic eligibility, and competed in intercollegiate athletics in the academic year in which they are nominated.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – The 2018 West Coast Conference Postgraduate Scholarship recipients were announced as part of the ninth annual West Coast Conference Honors Dinner, held Wednesday night at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, Calif.
Loyola Marymount soccer student-athlete John Bovill was named the Male Postgraduate Scholarship winner, while Gonzaga University women’s basketball student-athlete Emma Wolfram was named the Female Postgraduate Scholarship winner.
Bovill is the second straight Lion’s men’s soccer player (Mark Dotseth) and is the second overall LMU student-athlete to capture a Postgraduate Scholarship since the award was instituted in 2004. Wolfram is the fifth Bulldog to have captured the award, and the first since women’s rower Naseeb Bhangal who won the award in 2014.
To be eligible for a WCC Postgraduate Scholarship, a student-athlete must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25, demonstrate significant athletic contributions to his or her sport for a minimum of two years, and have a record of participation in campus or community activities. He or she also must submit a personal statement of intention to attend graduate or professional school for which this scholarship would be awarded.
JOHN BOVILL, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY, MEN'S SOCCER
Bovill graduated from Loyola Marymount with a 3.91 cumulative GPA in Biology and departed campus with the best GPA of all graduating student-athletes in his class. A four-year member of the Dean’s List and a two-time WCC All-Academic First Team selection, he served as team captain as a senior capping a three-year career as a starter.
A second team All-WCC selection as a senior, Bovill was recently named the Male Student-Athlete of the Year at Loyola Marymount. Since his arrival, he has volunteered extensively in the community at large benefiting a wide variety of services. Bovill plans to pursue a career in medicine, specifically as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon.
EMMA WOLFRAM, GONZAGA UNIVERSITY, WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Wolfram carries a 3.96 cumulative GPA in her Master’s program in Organizational Leadership and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Human Physiology. A three-time member of the President’s List she served as team captain as a senior and propelled her team to four NCAA Tournaments in five years. A recipient of the Gonzaga Leadership Award and the Student-Athlete Advisory Board President in 2018 Wolfram has volunteered tirelessly on campus and in the community.
Since her arrival in Spokane, she has volunteered with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Habitat for Humanity and Catholic Charities among many others. In addition, Wolfram served as ZagOlympics captain helping to mentor freshman student-athletes in their New Athlete Orientation Course.
Wolfram plans to pursue a career in physical therapy upon completing her studies and is slated to enroll at the University of the Pacific in the Fall of 2018.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
2017 - Mark Dotseth (LMU and Anna Farello (POR)
2016 - Sem Verbeek (PAC) and Marta Stojanovic (USD)
2015 - Scott Fauble (POR) and Alaysia Brown (USD)
2014 - Benjamin Demaree (SCU) and Naseeb Bhangal (GON)
2013 - Aiden Irish (POR) and Ashley Armstrong (SCU)
2012 - Miles Batty (BYU) and Tanya Schmidt (SCU)
2011 - Christopher Mosier (SCU), Jessica Tsao (POR)
2010 - Thomas Betterbed (POR), Lori Conrad (GON)
2009 - David Kinsella (POR), Elizabeth Doran (SCU)
2008 - Mitchell Henke (SCU), Lauren Zuckerman (GON)
2007 - Richard Johnson (PEP), Kari Evans (POR)
2006 - Keith Jarbo (PEP), Kari Durgan (GON)
2005 - Andreas Gahlmann (POR), Robin Bell (SCU)
2004 - Kellen Hiroto (USD), Imani Dorsey (POR)