Pac-12 names 2015-16 Tom Hansen Conference Medal winners
SAN FRANCISCO -- The 2015-16 Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal Winners were announced today. 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.
Conference medal winners have been named every year since the 1960-61 academic year. In 2009, the Pac-12 renamed the award the Tom Hansen Conference Medal in honor of Hansen, who retired at the end of June 2009 after serving for 26 years as Commissioner of the Pac-10.
Following are the 2015-16 award winners:
2015-16 Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal Winners
|Arizona||Rafael Quintero, Diving||Bonnie Brandon, Swimming|
|Arizona State||Michael Bercovici, Football||Elisha Davis, Basketball|
|California||Tyrone Wallace, Basketball||Rachel Bootsma, Swimming|
|Colorado||Connor Winter, Cross Country||Alexis Keating, Golf|
|Oregon||Daan Maasland, Tennis||Cheridan Hawkins, Softball|
|Oregon State||Seth Thomas, Wrestling||Ruth Hamblin, Basketball|
|Stanford||Conrad Kaminski, Volleyball||Ivana Hong, Gymnastics|
|UCLA||Daniel McClintick, Water Polo||Danusia Francis, Gymnastics|
|USC||Max de Vroome, Tennis||Samantha Bricio, Volleyball|
|Utah||Brandon Taylor, Basketball||Breanna Hughes, Gymnastics|
|Washington||Brian Clay, Football||Melanie Wade, Volleyball|
|Washington State||Joe Dahl, Football||Kourtney Guetlein, Soccer|
On Thursday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. MT, Pac-12 Networks will air Pride of the Pac, a one-hour special honoring these 24 recipients of the prestigious Tom Hansen Conference Medal.