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May 1, 2009

UI Department of Health and Sport Studies announces scholarship winners

The Department of Health and Sport Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awarded 20 scholarships for exemplary academic performance.

Students will receive scholarships totaling over $62,000 for the 2009-10 academic year and will be honored at an award ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7 in the staff lounge at the UI Field House. The scholarships are funded by generous benefactors of the department, including alumni and former faculty members.

Eligibility and criteria vary from one scholarship to another but are restricted to students who are enrolled in a program in the department.

The department offers programs of study on health, sport and physical activity as they are influenced by cultural, psychological and behavioral factors. Graduates go on to careers in teaching, research, health promotion, commercial fitness enterprises, coaching, sports journalism, and sport management.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Scholarship recipients are listed alphabetically by hometown with undergraduate students listed first.

Undergraduate student recipients:

Illinois

CRYSTAL LAKE: Patrick Buxton, Miriam Taylor Scholarship

NAPERVILLE: Jenny Braun, Margaret Fox Scholarship

WHEATON: Michael Parent, Miriam Taylor Scholarship

Iowa

ALBERT CITY: Betsy Christensen, C. Pauline Spencer Scholarship

BELLEVUE: Emily Ambrosy, Bess Whittaker Scholarship

CARPENTER: Kayla Johnson, Bess Whittaker Scholarship

CURLEW: Kelly Noonan, C. Pauline Spencer Scholarship

HOLSTEIN: Ashley McGuire, C. Pauline Spencer Scholarship

SWISHER: Kaitlyn Dubishar, Elizabeth Halsey Scholarship

WEST DES MOINES: Jill Bednares, Margaret Fox Scholarship

Kansas

OVERLAND PARK: Scott Miller, Miriam Taylor Scholarship

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Graduate student recipients:

Illinois

CHICAGO: Rebecca Busanich, Mary Monroe "Mo" Bell Scholarship, Margaret Osborn Nutrition Scholarship

MOLINE: Heather Medema-Johnson, Mary Monroe "Mo" Bell Scholarship

NAPERVILLE: Sarah Eikleberry, Mary Monroe "Mo" Bell Scholarship, Katharine F. Wells Scholarship

Iowa

WAVERLY: Elisabeth Erickson, Mary Monroe "Mo" Bell Scholarship, Katharine F. Wells Scholarship

New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE: Daniel Taradash, M. Gladys Scott Scholarship

New York

ROCHESTER: Nikolas Dickerson, M. Gladys Scott Scholarship, Homewood Memorial Scholarship

Ohio

EDON: Amanda Curtis, Mary Monroe "Mo" Bell Scholarship, Katharine F. Wells Scholarship

South Carolina

COLUMBIA: Marta Mack, Mary Monroe "Mo" Bell Scholarship, C. Pauline Spencer Scholarship

Wisconsin

MADISON: Dewa Greenleaf, Mary Monroe "Mo" Bell Scholarship, Margaret Osborn Nutrition Scholarship

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Kerry McGannon, Health and Sport Studies, 319-335-8455, kerry-mcgannon@uiowa.edu; Nicole Riehl, University News Services, 319-384-0070, nicole-riehl@uiowa.edu