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Posted 27 Apr 2002   For week ended February 15, 2002
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Sports Academy Honors Mormon Cowboy
The United States Sports Academy recently honored its first rodeo cowboy. The late rodeo champion and Earl W. Bascom was honored as a "rodeo pioneer" and his name has been inscribed on the USSA's "Walk of Fame." Bascom's name now stands with other great sportsmen like the basketball great Michael Jordan, boxing champion Mohammed Ali and the Olympic champion Carl Lewis.

Mormon Baseball Great Joins Olympic Volunteers
Former Atlanta Braves baseball star Dale Murphy was among the volunteers helping out at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games, working the green room at the medal plaza collecting mementos from the Olympians to be auctioned for charity. The Atlanta Journal and Constitution claims that Murphy is the second-most famous Olympic volunteer, behind future NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young.

Former BYU, Pro Football Star at Northern Illinois Chat
Former Chicago Bear and BYU star Glen Kozlowski spoke on Friday, February 15th at the Holmes Student Center at Northern Illinois University in an event sponsored by the LDS Student's Association on campus.

Cramer, Young Footwork
Aleisha M. Cramer, '04, clad in a white USA jersey, tentatively stepped onto the newly mown field. Yellow uniforms were already darting across the field as the Brazilian national team warmed up. Glancing into the stands, 16-year-old Cramer searched the crowd for her family and friends who had come to see her first game with the U.S. National Women's Soccer Team. Trying to reduce the shaking of her legs to an imperceptible quiver, Cramer assumed her position on the field and waited for the whistle to blow.

18 Cougars Earn MWC All-Academic Honors
The Mountain West Conference announced its All-Academic team for the 2001 football season. This year's squad is comprised of 88 student-athletes, including 44 repeat qualifiers which consists of 13 three-time honorees and 31 named for the second consecutive year. BYU, along with Colorado State, had a league-leading 18 All-Academic performers.


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