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Pang Named OMAD Scholar Athlete

Mar 18, 2021

OMAD Information

SEATTLE - Washington's own Kaylene Pang has been named the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity's Scholar Athlete award winner. Pang is the third women's soccer athlete to earn the OMAD Scholar Athlete award, joining Havana McElvaine, who did so in 2017, and Tina Frimpong-Ellertson, who did so in 2005.

As part of her honors, Pang will also be the recipient of the EOP honor, awarded to those students who have made impressive contributions to our campus and community while achieving academic excellence. Recipients are found to have excelled in a number of areas in their lives, including scholarship, leadership, athletics, character, and team contributions.

A mechanical engineering major, Pang has earned academic recognition from the Pac-12 every year she has been eligible. She has twice been named to the Pac-12 All-Academic team. In 2019, she was also named to the Scholar All-Region team. Pang is the first Husky to earn Scholar All-Region since 2014 and the 26th in the women soccer program's history.

On the field, Pang has been a rock. Since coming on during the second half of the last game of 2017, Pang has played every possible minute in 48 consecutive games. Pang has played 4,535 consecutive minutes for the Huskies. She has been a major part of Washington's defense throughout her career and has helped the Huskies start 2021 with just three goals allowed in eight games, including four shutouts.

Washington will next take the field this Friday, March 19, facing off with the Washington State Cougars in a non-conference installment of the Boeing Apple Cup Series. That game will air at 7:00 pm on the Pac-12 Network.

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