Student-athletes among 2014 Rhodes Scholars

Four NCAA student-athletes have been named Rhodes scholars for 2014. A fifth scholar, Alexander Diaz, managed Harvard’s men’s basketball team.

Student-athletes receiving the award include:

  • Clarke Knight — Smith College, chemistry, rowing and cross country
  • Brian McGrail — Williams College, political economy and history, cross country
  • Miles Unterreiner — Stanford University, bachelor’s and master’s in history, track and field and cross country 
  • Jessica Wamala — Villanova University, bachelor’s and master’s in political science, basketball

Approximately 80 winners are selected each year—32 from the United States. The American students will join an international group of scholars selected from 14 other jurisdictions around the world.

The Rhodes Scholarships provide awardees a fully funded opportunity to study at the University of Oxford in England for at least two years. The awards, among the most prestigious in academia, have a value of approximately $50,000 per year.

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