Lopez Receives Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship|
July 25, 2016
USC senior track and field athlete Diego Lopez was selected as one of 23 Pac-12 student-athletes to receive a conference postgraduate scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year it was announced today (July 25). The scholarships, worth $9,000 each, are awarded to up to two student-athletes from each Pac-12 school annually. These worthy student-athletes maintained a minimum 3.0 grade point average and demonstrated a commitment to education, campus and community involvement, and leadership.
“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,” said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. “We are honored to help these student-athletes continue their education and look forward to watching them positively impact their communities.”
Lopez, who majored in Human Biology and continues on at USC in graduate school in Occupational Therapy, maintains a 3.35 GPA. Lopez was a co-captain on USC’s men’s track and field team which finished 12th at the 2016 NCAA Championships. Lopez threw the javelin for USC and had a personal-best of 195-1 (59.47m) to win the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on May 1 this season.