Gray and Pimley Honored at Academic Convocation

May 16, 2001

Seattle - Washington assistant coach Shimmy Gray and senior captain Jill Pimley both received special awards recognizing them for outstanding accomplishments at the annual Academic Convocation at Bank of America Arena Wednesday afternoon.

Gray, who joined the Huskies this season, is the team academic advisor for women's basketball. She received the Gertrude Peoples Award as the Husky coach most dedicated to helping her student-athletes succeed academically. A vigilant and spirited watch dog, Gray tackled her assignment with dedication and enthusiasm. Under her watch, the Washington women's basketball team compiled a cumulative team grade point average of 3.4, among the highest within Washington's 23 sports.

Pimley, a tri-captain this past season, added to her already long list of awards when she was presented with the Scott Greenwood Memorial Scholarship. The award, in the amount of $3,000, is presented to an outstanding student-athlete who plans to pursue a post graduate education at Washington. Pimley will pursue her teaching certificate beginning next Fall.

The scholarship is in honor of former Husky football player Scott Greenwood, who was a standout tight end from 1975-78, and played on the '78 Rose Bowl team that defeated Michigan.

Also honored at the convocation were seniors Megan Franza and Sarah Duncan, for their perfect 4.0 GPAs during the spring and winter quarters, respectively.

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