Ironside, Stroh Honored At Senior Banquet

June 9, 2003

PULLMAN, Wash. --- Soccer student-athletes Niki Ironside and Katrina Stroh were among the honorees at Washington State's 21st Annual Gray W Banquet May 9.

'We are so very proud of both Niki and Katrina and these awards simply underscore the tremendous impact they have had on the soccer program, the athletic department and Washington State University,' Cougar Head Coach Dan Tobias said. 'They are both outstanding student-athletes and two of the finest people I have had the pleasure of coaching.'

Stroh was recognized as part of the Cougar Pride Academic Salute. That honor is awarded to the top 12 student-athletes of junior or senior class standing with at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA who exhibit profound accomplishment in the community, classroom, and on the playing field.

The rest of the night belonged to Ironside, who added a number of honors to her already glowing resume. The Kent, Wash., native captured The Student Advisory Athletic Council (SAAC) Outstanding Senior Athlete Award and the PROWL/TeamCARE Community Outreach Award for consistent support of the PROWL Life Skills program, strong citizenship skills, and strong leadership demonstrated within their team and the Athletic Department.

Ironside joined Jason Gesser (football) as recipients of Beulah M. Blankenship Outstanding Student-Athlete Award, given to acknowledge personal achievements of a senior male and female student-athlete at WSU; and for contributions to the highest values of athletic expression by sportsmanship, dedication and positive regard for others.

Ironside was also a recipient of the Pacific-10 Conference Postgraduate Scholarship. It is awarded to two male and two female student-athletes who have excelled academically and athletically and intend to pursue a graduate degree.

During their careers at WSU, Ironside and Stroh combined to play in 143 matches and score over 60 points.

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