Sarandopoulos Receives Honor from UW Sociology Program

Feb. 19, 2013

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Wyoming soccer senior Amy Sarandopoulos has been honored as the 2012-13 Flittie Award recipient presented by the UW Department of Sociology.

Scheduled for graduation in May, Sarandopoulos will receive the award by way of her accomplishment as the department's top graduating senior. She was unanimously voted by the faculty of the department to receive the honor.

"It has truly been an honor to have Amy as one of our majors," said Department of Sociology head Donna Barnes. "Every faculty member in the department who had Amy in a course raved about her as a student in terms of her test performance - usually the highest grade in the class, excellent writing abilities and strong academic work ethic. Faculty were impressed that she was able to turn in such a stellar academic performance while handling the challenges of being a student-athlete."

The annual recipient must have completed 90 credit hours of university coursework, completed all of the required foundational coursework for the major, and a minimum 3.5 grade point average within the program. Sarandopoulos will graduate with a 3.9 GPA in sociology.

She will also receive a $500 cash award and have her name added to the Flittie Award plaque displayed in the department office.

"We are very proud of Amy," said Wyoming coach Pete Cuadrado. "It's great to see her recognized by other members of the University of Wyoming. She personified what a student-athlete should be and continues to be a good ambassador for the university and the soccer program."

Sarandopoulos will be honored at the department's annual graduation and honors banquet in April and profiled in the annual newsletter in the fall.