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Pac-12 launches three-year partnership with Chevron to highlight academic success of Pac-12 student-athletes

Pac-12 Networks to feature original content series on student-athletes majoring in STEM

Walnut Creek, Calif. – The Pac-12 Conference today announced a three-year partnership with Chevron that will highlight the value of education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. As part of the agreement, the Pac-12 Network will create a collection of video vignettes, which will run on the conference multimedia channels, highlighting current student-athletes from each campus who major in STEM, including alumni who now work for Chevron. The company also becomes a sponsor of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament and the official Fuel and Integrated Energy sponsor of the Conference.

“The Pac-12 is thrilled to showcase the impressive academic and career pursuits of our student-athletes in this innovative partnership with Chevron,” said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. “Our universities are leaders in developing the next generation of STEM graduates who are essential to the U.S. competitiveness, and we look forward to shining a light on their success.”

Chevron’s partnership with the Pac-12 is an extension of the company’s commitment to supporting STEM education. This partnership also provides the Conference with a platform to honor the many successful current student-athletes excelling in STEM disciplines, while promoting former Pac-12 student-athletes who have pursued careers and become leaders in these fields. 

“Chevron is proud to partner with the Pac-12 to highlight these hardworking, deserving student-athletes,” said Steve Woodhead, manager of Global Social Investment for Chevron. “As we continue to strengthen our investment in and commitment to STEM, we are excited to showcase how their achievements in the classroom and on the field complement each other.”

Pac-12 Networks will create approximately 18 vignettes each year to highlight the academic excellence and achievements of current student-athletes from each campus. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, who recently graduated in three years with a degree in general science, will be the subject of the first vignette to air on Pac-12 Networks. Mariota has plans to work in sports medicine or physical therapy when he finishes his football career.

About the Pac-12 Conference

The Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” claiming an incredible 131 NCAA team titles since 1999-2000, including 10 in 2013-14. The Pac-12 has led the nation in NCAA Championships in 48 of the last 54 years, with 469 NCAA team titles overall. The Conference comprises 12 leading U.S. universities: The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University.  Conference offices are located 25 miles east of San Francisco in Walnut Creek, Calif. For more information on the Conference’s programs, member institutions, and Commissioner Larry Scott, go to http://www.pac-12.com.