Brester, Griffin named UNL’s student athletes of year

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: April 22, 2010, Employee News

A walk-on wrestler who defied odds to become a three-time NCAA All-American, and the University of Nebraska’s first ever Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award recipient in any sport earned top honors April 18 at UNL’s 2010 Student-Athlete Recognition Banquet.

Craig Brester, a mechanized systems management major, was named Nebraska’s 2010 Senior Male Student-Athlete of the Year.

Kelsey Griffin, a biological sciences major, was named Nebraska’s 2010 Senior Female Student-Athlete of the Year.
Griffin and Brester will be among the UNL graduates in May.

Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne was the evening’s keynote speaker and joined deans and college representatives from various schools to present 278 individual Medallion Awards to student-athletes who achieved bronze, silver or gold distinction for scholastic excellence. This year’s record number of winners increased the total to 4,100 Medallion Awards since NU’s first recognition banquet in 1991.

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