GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today (Feb. 23) three Virginia senior student-athletes – women’s lacrosse player Courtlynne Caskin (Potomac, Md.), women’s soccer player Rebecca Jarrett (Washington Township, N.J.) and men’s track and field competitor Owayne Owens (Montego Bay, Jamaica) – are among 54 from league institutions selected as 2022 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship Award recipients.
The Weaver-James-Corrigan-Swofford postgraduate scholarships are awarded to select student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient will receive $6,000 toward his or her graduate education. Those honored have performed with distinction in both the classroom and their respective sport, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.
This year’s class of postgraduate scholarship recipients will be highlighted in a one-hour show on ACC Network that will air in May.
“Congratulations to this year’s incredible ACC postgraduate scholarship recipients,” said ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips, Ph.D. “Each one of these individuals represents what’s best in college athletics, and I’m extremely proud of their amazing accomplishments thus far. We look forward to following what is sure to be a meaningful and successful future as they move ahead in their respective careers.”
Caskin moved into starting lineup as a sophomore, starting all eight games in 2020 before the season was canceled due to COVID-19. She was second on the team with 21 points (16 goals, 5 assists) and 26 draw controls. The Potomac, Md., native ranked 11th in the ACC in draw controls per game (3.25) and scored in every game, with multiple goals in four contests. She led UVA with a career-high five points on four goals and one assist in win at No. 9 Princeton and led the team with two game-winning goals on the season. She is a three-time ACC Honor Roll member and a VaSID All-State selection in 2020. Caskin has returned to the starting lineup for the Cavaliers this season after missing the 2021 season with a torn ACL. She has five goals, three assists and 11 draw controls. She is a media studies major.
Jarrett is a three-time selection to the ACC All-Academic Women’s Soccer team and ACC Academic Honor Roll. She has also been named a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection (2019) and a United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Region honoree (2020). In her career with the Cavaliers, Jarrett has tallied 18 goals and 16 assists – including eight game-winning goals. After being named a third-team All-Region selection as a freshman, Jarrett was named an All-ACC second-team selection as a junior in the 2020-21 season and named to the College Cup All-Tournament Team that year. Last fall, she led the team in goals (three) and points (nine) after four games when injury cut her season short. She is an American studies and media studies major with a minor in entrepreneurship.
Owens has been a stand-out performer on and off the track for Virginia since his arrival in Charlottesville. The 2018 Jamaican U20 triple jump champion earned All-America honors in his first indoor season in 2019-20. Owens finished second in the triple jump and punched a ticket to his first appearance at the NCAA Championships. Following a canceled outdoor season in 2020, Owens put together another stunning indoor campaign. He set a Virginia record in the long jump and went on to claim his first ACC Championship in the triple jump. At the NCAA Championships Owens posted a then personal best mark to finish sixth in the nation. Owens has been named an All-American on three occasions, All-ACC twice and has claimed an ACC Indoor and Outdoor Championship in the triple jump. He has also been named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in each of his three seasons. He earned his undergraduate degree in sociology and is enrolled in a master’s program in public policy.