Arizona's Gettings named Pac-12 Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year
SAN FRANCISCO – ARIZONA graduate student Stone Gettings was selected the 2019-20 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the Conference office announced on Friday in advance of the reveal of the league’s annual All-Conference Teams and major award winners on Monday, March 9.
Gettings, a transfer from Cornell where he earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors as an All-Ivy League performer, is on pace to complete his graduate studies in accounting from Arizona’s highly regarded Eller School of Management this May with a perfect 4.00 grade-point average. He is the Arizona program’s first recipient of the league’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year award for men’s basketball.
In his final season of eligibility with the Wildcats, the 6-9 forward from Malibu, Calif., is currently averaging 6.7 points on 50 percent shooting and 4.0 rebounds in just over 20 minutes per game. Since entering the starting lineup early in Pac-12 play, Arizona has posted a 9-5 record as Gettings’ numbers have climbed to 7.3 points and 4.8 rebounds in nearly 24 minutes per game, highlighted by four double-figure scoring outings and a 19-point, 12-rebound double-double at Washington State on Feb. 1.
The Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament is set to take place March 11-14 in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena. All-tournament and flex passes and single-session tickets are available for purchase at pac-12.com/tickets and fans can follow coverage of the event all week long at pac-12.com/menstourney.
In order to be eligible for the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, student-athletes must be a senior (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, participate in at least 50 percent of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution. Each Pac-12 institution may nominate one individual per sport, and the athletic accomplishments of the nominees are a consideration in the voting for the award. The winners are selected by a committee of Pac-12 staff members at the conclusion of each sport’s regular season.
A Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be named in each of the Pac-12’s 24 sponsored sports: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, beach volleyball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s gymnastics, women’s lacrosse, men’s rowing, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball, men’s swimming & diving, women’s swimming & diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s track & field, women’s track & field, women’s volleyball, and wrestling. The award was first established during the 2007-08 academic year.
ALSO NOMINATED: Mickey Mitchell, ARIZONA STATE; Tres Tinkle, OREGON STATE; Rodney Herenton, STANFORD; Alex Olesinski, UCLA; Jeff Pollard, WASHINGTON STATE.
PAC-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHOLAR-ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
2007-08 – Robbie Cowgill, WSU
2008-09 – Taylor Rochestie, WSU
2009-10 – Landry Fields, STAN
2010-11 – Rihards Kuksiks, ASU
2011-12 – Harper Kamp, CAL
2012-13 – Carrick Felix, ASU
2013-14 – Dwight Powell, STAN
2014-15 – Chasson Randle, STAN
2015-16 – Brandon Taylor, UTAH
2016-17 – Josh Hawkinson, WSU
2017-18 – Dorian Pickens, STAN
2018-19 – Stephen Thompson Jr., OSU
2019-20 – Stone Gettings, ARIZ