Emma Wolfram Earns WCC Postgraduate Scholarship
June 8, 2018
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. Gonzaga’s women’s basketball student-athlete Emma Wolfram was named the Female Postgraduate Scholarship winner, while Loyola Marymount soccer student-athlete John Bovill was named the Male Postgraduate Scholarship winner.
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.
She 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 Committee 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.
“Emma is the perfect recipient for this award,” Gonzaga head coach Lisa Fortier said. “She is the definition of a student-athlete. She excelled for us on the court, in the classroom, and in the community. She was a leader among all of the student-athletes here at Gonzaga, and has made us very proud every day of her five-year career here. She is going to put the scholarship to great use in physical therapy school, and will undoubtedly have continued success.”
On the court, Wolfram battled injuries but shined when she had the chance. She led the Zags with 34 blocks her junior season and had 46 her freshman year as she was named to the West Coast Conference All-Freshman team. She helped the Zags to a Sweet Sixteen finish that season, scoring 17 points at Oregon State to beat the Beavers and tallying 35 points in three games during that NCAA run. She was a career 40 percent shooter from the field and recorded a double-double in the win at Pacific last in 2017.
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.
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.
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