May 15, 2014
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Big Ten Conference Office announced Thursday (May 15) that University of Michigan senior student-athletes David Moore (Holland, Mich./Holland) and Kiley Tobel (Commerce Township, Mich./Walled Lake Western) have received Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarships. Moore and Tobel were selected as Michigan's recipients by a committee of faculty and staff from the institution.
Moore swam the breaststroke for the Wolverines swimming and diving team. He was a member of four consecutive Big Ten championship teams that finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships each of his four seasons, including last year's national championship team. Moore excelled in the classroom, earning Academic All-Big Ten honors three times and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar recognition twice. He graduated with a mechanical engineering degree and is currently working on his master's degree. Moore received the Hugh G. Rumler Top Engineering Senior Award and the James B. Angel Scholar Award this year.
A two-time team captain for the women's track and field squad, Tobel is the school's record holder in the pole vault. She holds Michigan marks for both the indoor (4.25 meters) and outdoor (4.25 meters) events. Tobel is a four-time USTFCCCA All-American and three-time All-Big Ten second team honoree. Academically, Tobel graduated from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts with a degree in biopsychology, cognition and neuroscience. She is a three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection. Tobel earned Capital One Academic All-District V second team honors twice.
One male and one female student-athlete from each of the 12 Big Ten institutions who plan to continue their education at a graduate degree program was awarded a $7,500 scholarship, based on primarily academic achievements.
Each Big Ten institution developed its own on-campus selection process when awarding the scholarship. Student-athletes must have been in their final season of NCAA eligibility, maintained at least a 3.2 grade-point average, demonstrated leadership qualities, served as an excellent role model and intended to continue their academic work beyond their baccalaureate degree at a graduate degree program.
The scholarship will be used to pay expenses of the student's postgraduate education to include such related activities as research and teaching, as well as other expenses such as tuition, fees, room and board, required course-related supplies and books. In order to retain the scholarship, the recipient must be accepted into a full-time graduate degree program within three years from the fall semester after selection.
Contact: David Ablauf