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Vinal Named To Inaugural Big 12 Good Works Team

Nov 1, 2006

DALLAS - University of Colorado Volleyball's Therese Vinal was named to the inaugural Big 12 Good Works Team for the fall season. Member of the fall team participate in soccer, cross country, football or volleyball. Each member institution selected a student-athlete for recognition based upon significant community service, good academic standing and participation in a Big 12 sponsored sport.


Vinal, a junior libero for the Buffs, is a member of SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) as the communications director. SAAC is very active in the community with Read with the Buffs (where student-athletes read at local elementary schools) and Buffalo Hugs (going to visit children in the hospital). Vinal is also affiliated with a political party on campus and is a member of Catholics on Campus.


Beginning this athletic year the Big 12 will announce 12-person "Good Works" Teams for Fall (football, cross

country, volleyball, soccer); Winter (men's basketball, women's basketball, swimming and diving, gymnastics,

wrestling); and Spring Sports (golf, tennis, track & field, softball, baseball).



2006 Big 12 Fall Sports Good Works Team

Name                                     Class     School   Sport

Maurice Linguist                  Sr.           BU          Football

Therese Vinal                       Jr.            CU          Volleyball

Jenny Mockler                      Sr.           ISU         Cross Country

James McClinton                                Jr.            KU          Football

Morgan Bonds                     Jr.            KSU        Cross Country

Jessica Vander Kooi          Sr.           MU          Volleyball

Betsy Miller                           Jr.            NU          Cross Country

Carl Pendleton                     Sr.           OU          Football

Darnell Smith                       Sr.           OSU       Football

Leticia Armstrong                               Jr.            UT           Volleyball

Chad Schroeder                 Sr.           TA&M      Football

Antonio Huffman                 Sr.           TTU        Football