Bobek, Degenhardt Honored As Pacific-10 Medal Winners

June 21, 2001

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Oregon State rower Sam Bobek and gymnast Lara Degenhardt have been awarded Pacific-10 Conference Medals, league commissioner Tom Hansen announced Thursday.

Pac-10 Conference Medals are awarded annually to each member institution's outstanding senior male and female athletes based on the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership.

Bobek was a member of OSU's varsity eight boat that placed 10th nationally at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships and third at the Pac-10 Championships this past season. A biology/pre-dentistry major, Bobek (Warrenton, Ore.) boasts a 3.96 grade point average and was recently awarded a Pac-10 postgraduate scholarship. He was one of eight rowers to be named to the U.S. Rowing Collegiate honor roll first team as a junior.

Degenhardt earned first team All-American honors on the vault as a senior. Her sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships was the fourth best ever by an OSU gymnast on that event. She was a second team All-American on the floor exercise as a junior, and she was the Pac-10 champion on floor as a sophomore. Degenhardt (Salem, Ore.) carries a 3.53 grade point average as a graphic design major and is a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic Team pick. She was a second team Academic All-District honoree this year and has also been named a Scholastic All-American by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches.

2001 Pacific-10 Conference Medal Winners

School 		Men 					WomenArizona 	Patrick Ndwimana, Track & Field 	Lauren Bauer, SoftballArizona State 	Casey Myers, Baseball 	                Amanda Burbridge, VolleyballCalifornia 	Andre Carter, Football 			Courtney Johnson, BasketballOregon 		Matt Smith, Football 			Jerilyn White, GolfOregon State 	Sam Bobek, Rowing 			Lara Degenhardt, GymnasticsStanford 	Anthony Robinson, Swimming 		Misty Hyman, SwimmingUCLA 		Sean Kern, Water Polo 			Elisabeth Bachman, VolleyballUSC 		Nickolas Jones, Golf 			Rebecca Moneymaker, RowingWashington 	Marques Tuiasosopo, Football 		Megan Franza, BasketballWashington St. 	Milton Wynn, Football 			Agneta Rosenblad, Track & Field

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