Cooper Tire/Pac-10 Leadership Award Winners Announced

Feb. 10, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- Cicely Clinkenbeard, of WASHINGTON STATE, and Walter Chun, of CALIFORNIA, were named as the winners of the 2001-02 Cooper Tire/Pac-10 Leadership Award, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Pac-10 corporate sponsor Cooper Tire, in conjunction with the Pacific-10 Conference and Pac-10 Properties, established the Cooper Tire/Pac-10 Leadership Award in 2002. Awarded to one male and one female student-athlete each year, these scholarships for postgraduate study are designed to recognize student-athletes who have served on their institutional Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC) and demonstrated leadership.

Clinkenbeard, a four year letter winner in track and field, at WASHINGTON STATE, was team captain for one year. She earned First Team Pac-10 All-Academic honors in 1999, 2000 and 2002. She was a member of her Campus SAAC for 4 years, President for one year and a representative at the Pac-10 Student-Athlete Forum. She completed her undergraduate work in May of 2001 in Fine Arts and Computer Graphics with a 3.87 GPA. She will complete her graduate work in the Master of Arts program at the Murrow School of Communication in May of 2003.

Chun, was the team captain all three years he lettered in golf at CALIFORNIA. He earned Academic All-American honors as well as Pac-10 All-Academic honors in 2001 and 2002. Chun was a member of his Campus SAAC for two years and was a representative at the Pac-10 Student-Athlete Forum. Chun completed his undergraduate work in December 2001 in Business with a 3.38 GPA. He will complete his graduate work in Education in May of 2003.

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