|Mallory Beck & Tina Buck|
The recipients are Mallory Beck of Springfield, Illinois, a junior biology major on the Prairie Stars basketball and softball teams and Tina Buck of Imperial, Missouri, a senior communication major that plays softball.
The Avery Brundage Scholarship Fund Committee, composed of nine representatives from the faculties and student bodies of the Chicago, Springfield and Urbana-Champaign campuses, selects students from each U of I campus who engage in athletics for personal development, not as preparation for professional sports. In addition, the students must be working toward bachelors, masters or doctoral degrees at the University of Illinois and must be in the upper 25 percent of their undergraduate class or in good academic standing in their graduate program.
The scholarship program was established in 1974 by an endowment from Avery Brundage, University of Illinois alumnus and former president of the International and U.S. Olympic committees.
For more information, contact Tim Gilles, scholarship coordinator for University-wide Student Programs at 217/333-1171.