Sun Devils awarded Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarships

Pac-12 Release

Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott announced the 48 outstanding Pac-12 student-athletes who have been named recipients of the Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarships, four of which hail from Arizona State University.

The Arizona State Pa-12 Postgraduate Scholarship winners are: Hillary Bach (softball), Cameron Kastl (football), John Kline (track and field) and Cj Navarro (track and field).

The $3,000 awards go 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. Since the program began in 1999, the Pac-12 has awarded over $1.5 million for postgraduate study.

Hillary Bach
A recipient of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship as well, Bach finished her career second all-time in wins at ASU with 88 and ninth in career strikeouts with 390. Bach was named a 2012 First Team Academic All-American after receiving Pac-10 All-Academic honors three times during her career. She currently plays in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) for the Akron Racers. Graduated in 2011 from the W.P. Carey Business School with a degree in business marketing and is working on her MBA. Bach was also selected as a 2010-11 Tillman Scholar.

Cameron Kastl
Kastl started as a walk-on and graduated as a two-year letterman. The two-time honorable mention Academic All-Conference was nominated for the 2011 Burlsworth Trophy, which is given annually to the nation's top college football player who began his career as a walk-on. Most recently, Kastl participated in the 2012 Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game. 

John Kline
A Barrett The Honors College, student, Kline posted personal bests in the 400m dash and 800m dash during his senior campaign. He earned First Team Academic All-American honors.  Kline graduated in May with a 4.03 GPA in Kinesiology.  Kline was honored with the ASU Alumni Outstanding Graduate Award and Mouer Award from the School of Nutrition. He also earned an athletic All-America award, taking second-team honors for his work on the men's 4x400-meter relay that finished 10th overall at the NCAA Championships in 2012. 

Cj Navarro
After garnering All-America honors in her first national appearance in 2009, Navarro finished her career with a Pac-10 Championship (2010), ranking fourth all-time in ASU history in the hammer (2011) and seventh in the weight throw (2011). She also earned Second Team Academic All-American honors in 2012. Navarro finished her graduate degree this season after posting a 4.08 GPA - graduate-work included - in Education Technology. Navarro was a four-time All-Academic Pac-12 honor with the selection, having been a first-team selection in 2010, 2011 and 2012 while being a second team honoree during her redshirt freshman campaign. 

To be selected for a Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship, a student-athlete must:

- Have an overall undergraduate minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 (based on a 4.00 scale) or its equivalent.

- Be in his/her final season of intercollegiate athletics eligibility in all sports OR be in his/her final year of undergraduate studies, having exhausted athletics eligibility in all sports. The student-athlete will be evaluated on the basis of all academic work completed at time of selection.

- Have performed with distinction as a member of a varsity team. The degree of the student-athlete's athletic achievement will be weighed at least equally with the degree of academic performance.

- Intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time student in a graduate or professional program at an accredited institution, or in a postgraduate program for which an undergraduate degree is required for admission.

- Have behaved, both on and off the field, in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete, the institution and intercollegiate athletics.