Haruguchi and Levitre Earn Conference Honors

June 10, 2009

Corvallis, Ore. -

Former Oregon State University student-athletes Andy Levitre (Leh-VEE-tree) and Saori (Sore-ey) Haruguchi (Hera-gouchi) have been awarded Tom Hansen Pac-10 Conference Medals.


Levitre, from Ben Lomand, Calif., was a three-year starter and four-year letterman for head coach Mike Riley.  The right tackle was a 2008 Pac-10 First Team selection and was honored for his academic achievements by the conference four straight years.  Levitre was a 2009 second round NFL Draft selection of the Buffalo Bills.


Haruguchi, from Fukuoka, Japan, leaves OSU as the school’s most decorated swimmer.  She earned NCAA All-American honors 10 times and was the 200-butterfly national champion in 2008.  She also holds numerous school records and competed in the 2008 Olympic Games for Japan.


A Conference Medal is awarded annually to each member institution’s outstanding senior male and female student-athlete based on the exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership.


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