WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Four Washington State student-athletes have been named recipients of Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year, commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.
Katie Dick (rowing), Andjela Kankaras (tennis), Andrei Lintz (football) and Darren Markle (football) each earned the prestigious award, which goes to student-athletes with a minimum 3.0 grade point average who have also demonstrated a commitment to continuing education, campus and community involvement, and leadership. All four student-athletes receive a $3,000 scholarship for use in their postgraduate studies.
A native of Victoria, British Columbia, Dick posted a 3.98 grade point average and graduated with a degree in philosophy in May. Dick has been named to a CoSIDA Academic All-District Team each of the past three seasons, including first team honors in 2012 and 2013, along with being a CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team member this past year. A three-year member of the varsity eight crew, Dick was the 2013 Pac-12 Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year and has earned Pac-12 All-Academic First Team honors each of the last four seasons. She is a two-time CRCA (Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association) Scholar-Athlete.
A native of Niksic, Montenegro, Kankaras posted a 3.61 grade point average while majoring in hospitality business management. Kankaras ended her career at WSU last month tied for fifth on WSU's all-time singles victories list with 87. A two-time team captain, she also received the Beulah Blankenship Outstanding Student-Athlete Award, the WSU Senior Excellence in Academics Award and was an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. Earlier this month she was the recipient of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Cissie Leary Sportsmanship and Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship awards. This is the third consecutive season Kankaras has received all-academic conference honors.
Lintz carried a 3.72 GPA and graduated this past year with a degree in sport management. He was a three-time Pac-12 Conference All-Academic selection, earning first-team honors in 2012 and second team accolades the previous two years. The Bellingham, Wash. native earned four varsity letters, appeared in 43 games and caught 10 passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns.
Markle, a linebacker from Meridian, Idaho, spent four seasons in a Cougar uniform. He played in 20 games during his career and twice was named to the WSU Athletics All-Academic Team. In 2010 he played 10 games and was named to the Pc-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention team. Markle had a 3.17 GPA and graduated in 2013 with a degree in management and operations.