Hextrum, Hegazy Art To Remain On Display By NCAA

April 30, 2009

USC senior rower Robin Hextrum and junior swimmer Dina Hegazy, who have been included this year in an NCAA art exhibit that has already been featured nationally, will now have their works seen as part of a lead-up to the 2009 Indianapolis 500.

Originally, Hextrum and Hegazy were among 20 student-athletes whose art was featured in the NCAA's Champion Magazine and was displayed in a special show at the NCAA Convention in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13-17. The first-of-its-kind art show at the Gaylord National was called 'Statements.'

Now, the NCAA (located in Indianapolis) has decided to re-exhibit the popular collection at its own NCAA Hall of Champions from May 25 through June 25. They are being touted as being part of the Indianapolis 500 festivities as well as a part of a series of summer activities.

Many of the student-athletes' works were featured in an NCAA online story here.

Additionally, for a more detailed look at all of the artists, including Hextrum and Hegazy, click here. Get Acrobat Reader

The two artists were also part of the Louis Galen Annual ARTLETICS Exhibition, an exhibition of artwork by 12 Trojan student-athletes in USC Roski School of Fine Arts classes. The pieces were on display in the USC Galen Center's Hall of Fame from Feb. 26 to March 24.

Among the artists featured are members of USC's football, swimming, tennis, golf, rowing, track and field and cross country teams. The exhibiting athletes include Colin Campbell (track and field), Martin Coleman (football), Stefanie Endstrasser (golf), Chris Fornataro (football), Christine Greer (cross country, track and field), Hextrum, Hegazy, Anna Janicka (rowing), Vanni Mangoni (swimming), Andrew Piotrowski (tennis), Jennifer Song (golf) and Tanner Trowbridge (swimming).

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