Women’s basketball player honored with national academic award

Rosie Schweizer

Rosie Schweizer

Rosie Schweizer, a redshirt junior on the Pacific women's basketball team, was honored by the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association as one of 11 players on its 21st annual Scholar-Athlete Team.

Basketball players from the association’s 98 member institutions are eligible for this prestigious annual award.

"It was an honor to nominate Rosie for this award," said Director of Athletics Janet Lucas, who represents Pacific as a member of the Athletics Directors Association. "Her commitment to her studies, basketball and the Pacific community is inspiring."

Women’s Basketball Head Coach Bradley Davis said no one is more deserving of the recognition.

“In the most positive sense, Rosie has truly taken advantage of her opportunities as a Pacific student-athlete,” Davis said. “She has an internal drive to be successful on the court, in the classroom and within the culture of our department and university. I could not be prouder of Rosie for this honor, nor could I be more pleased with the way in which she represents our program and our university."

Schweizer averaged 6.2 points and 3.6 rebounds this past season, helping the Tigers to a sixth-place finish in the West Coast Conference and advancement to the conference semifinals, where she played a vital role in two tournament wins, scoring 23 points with nine rebounds.

She made a particularly impactful effort in a critical late stretch in the conference season, averaging 12.2 points over six games. Pacific won the last two games of the run, starting a critical five-game win streak that vaulted the Tigers into sixth place. 

“It’s a profound honor to be recognized,” Schweizer said. “I am grateful to be a member of the Pacific Tigers community and will continue to strive for excellence in everything I do, both on and off the court. This is not purely an individual accomplishment. I would credit the support of my teammates, coaches, professors and family for helping me reach beyond what I think I am capable of.”

The Canberra, Australia native is majoring in political science with minors in international studies and sustainability. She has an impressive 3.98 cumulative grade point average, including a 4.0 in the fall semester. She was named to the WCC All-Academic First Team for the second consecutive year.