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Almendariz, Thomas Honored by ASC

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May 24, 2012

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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May 23, 2012

Graduating student-athletes from each of the 16 American Southwest Conference member institutions have been named as recipients of the 2011-12 ASC Scholar-Athlete Medal of Honor Award on their respective campuses, the ASC office announced on Wednesday.

For UT Tyler, men's soccer player Victor Almendariz and women's basketball player Melissa Thomas received the honor. The two were previously selected as UT Tyler's Athletes of the Year.

The ASC Scholar-Athlete Medal of Honor Award is presented to one male and one female member of the graduating class who has compiled the most outstanding record in academics, athletics and leadership over their collegiate career. The award is presented annually by the Faculty Athletics Representative at each conference member institution. More…