Incoming CREEES MA Student True Sweetser Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for Swimming

True Sweetser

Stanford senior True Sweetser has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, a one-time grant of $10,000. With a major in History and a minor in Slavic Languages and Literatures, Sweetster will further develop his interest in the region as a co-term student in the 2021-22 CREEES M.A. cohort. His primary interests are in Russian history and literature.

A four-time All-American and long-distance swimmer for the U.S. national team, Sweetser was the 1,500-meter champion at the 2017 Phillips 66 Nationals and landed a position on the World Championships team. Before swimming at Stanford, Sweetser was a seven-time under-18 national champion. In 2019, he became the 11th fastest competitor in U.S. history in the 1,500 meters. Though he qualified for the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, Sweetser will hang up the goggles, ending his competitive career this spring. 

After completing his time at CREEES, Sweetser plans to enter the legal field, and work for an American firm with offices in Russia. To learn more about Sweetser’s athletic career, training, and scholarship, read the full Stanford News article here.

Sweetser was also featured in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlighting Stanford’s swimmers.