Cowboy Joe Club Announces Yearly Scholarship Recipients

Jan. 7, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Cowboy Joe Club, the major fund raising entity for the University of Wyoming Athletics Department, announced the recipients of 20 athletic endowed scholarships. The announcement was made today by Cowboy Joe Club Executive Director John Stark.

A total of 26 current student-athletes at the University of Wyoming will have a portion of their athletic scholarships paid during the 2001-02 school year through generous contributions and endowments by former Wyoming athletes and coaches, alumni and friends and family of the University and the Athletics Department.

"Once again we have surpassed the number of scholarships we have ever been able to award in one year," said Stark. "This is evidence of the kind of loyalty that Wyoming has from it's alumni and friends of Wyoming."

These scholarships will be funded by the interest and proceeds from each endowment that has been made through the University of Wyoming Foundation targeted specifically for student-athletes.

"On behalf of the student-athletes and the Wyoming Athletics Department, I would like to say thank you to the donors for the generous contributions they have made," Stark added. "We hope this program continues to grow."

A list of recipients follows:

2001-02 Cowboy Joe Club Scholarships

Scholarship NameRecipient(s), Sport, Hometown

Golden Eagle Club Athletic ScholarshipMarcus Bailey, Men's Basketball, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Helen and the late John Ilsley Athletic ScholarshipJon Aimone, Football, Mountain View, Wyo.

John E. & Neda Lueras Memorial Athletic ScholarshipJohn Wilson, Football, Alamosa, Colo.

Natrona County Athletic ScholarshipJennifer Barksdale, Soccer, Casper, Wyo.

Bob Reiman Athletic ScholarshipChris Jons, Cross Country/Track, Lyman, Wyo.Ryan McGuffey, Football, Riverton, Wyo.

Bill Strannigan Athletic ScholarshipUche Nsonwu-Amadi, Men's Basketball, Enugu, Nigeria

Ryan Willson "Want To" Athletic ScholarshipAl Rich, Football, Colorado Springs, Colo.

James A. & Yvonne York Athletic ScholarshipJarvis Wallum, Football, Rapid City, S.D.

Glenn J. "Red" Jacoby Memorial Athletic ScholarshipKima Wells, Track & Field, Alpine, Wyo.

Charles W. Jeffrey, M.D. Athletic ScholarshipDamon Roark, Football, Bozeman, Mont.Levi Prevost, Wrestling, Sidney, Mont.Casey Adams, Football, Laramie, Wyo.

Eph U. Johnson Memorial Athletic ScholarshipMike Urbatchka, Golf, Buffalo, Wyo.

Bruce & Deanna Lien Athletic ScholarshipJake Hunter, Golf, Page, Ariz.Darth Tesinsky, Football, Brainerd, Neb.

McBeth-Ruby Women's Athletic ScholarshipShea Boyle, Swimming, Evanston, Wyo.

H. Neale Roach Athletic ScholarshipJohn Griffith, Track & Field, Sheridan, Wyo.Alison McGuire, Golf, Cheyenne, Wyo.Aaron Frude, Football, Laramie, Wyo.

Aluia Spratt Athletic ScholarshipJake Rehard, Swimming, Rawlins, Wyo.

Dick & Jean Campbell Cowboy Athletic ScholarshipCarrie Bacon, Women's Basketball, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Larry Korpitz Memorial Athletic ScholarshipJennifer Hancock, Tennis, Spanish Fort, Ala.

Fritz Shurmur Memorial Athletic ScholarshipLeo Caires, Football, Maui, Hawaii

Rendle Family Athletic ScholarshipRachael Brink, Soccer, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Elizabeth R. Quinn Family Athletic ScholarshipBrad Steele, Wrestling, St. James, Minn.