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Caspers, Stafford earn Pac-12 post-graduate scholarships


Stanford athletic standouts Johnny Caspers and Nicole Stafford earned Pac-12 postgraduate scholarships on Thursday.

The scholarships, worth $9,000 each, are awarded to up to two student-athletes from each Pac-12 school annually. To qualify, they must have completed their final year of athletics eligibility, maintained a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and demonstrated a commitment to education, campus and community involvement, and leadership.

Nicole Stafford
Caspers was a standout offensive lineman for the Stanford football program and earned a degree in earth systems.

He was a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and three-time Pac-12 All-Academic second team honoree. On the field, he started 11 games as a senior and played in four straight bowl games, including two Rose Bowl appearances.

Stafford was a four-year letterwinner for the women's swimming and diving program, and an All-American for the 2017 NCAA championship team.

The 2017 Honda Inspiration Award winner earned five career All-America honors and won a national title as a member of the 200-yard medley relay team in 2014.

Outside of the pool, Stafford was a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention selection and two-time Scholar All-America.

— Stanford Athletics

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