UW's Athletic Department to be Honored at The Program of Excellence Awards Luncheon

Aug. 24, 2004

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming's CHAMPS program will be recognized as a 2004-2005 Program of Merit at the annual meeting on September 27-28 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Dallas, Texas. This honor is only offered to two athletic programs annually.

Programs who receive the Merit status have components that rate above average but have at least one area that needs improvement. Given this status, UW's Athletic Department hopes to have taken the proper steps in becoming a Program of Excellence that is only offered to two Division 1A athletic programs a year.

"We are thrilled to have received this honor," said University of Wyoming's Athletic Director Gary Barta. "It shows we are on the right track and headed toward the top as a Program of Excellence."