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College briefs

May 25, 2004

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Big 12 pays tribute to Lawrence resident

Big 12 Conference graduate scholarships will be named in honor of Prentice Gautt, league commissioner Kevin Weiberg said Monday.

Gautt, who lives in Lawrence, has been an assistant commissioner since the league's inception in 1997. He was named special assistant to Weiberg in 2003.

"Prentice (Gautt) has been a great role model," Weiberg said. "He was not only an outstanding student-athlete at Oklahoma, but he has done so much based on his educational background, including earning his PhD."

Gautt works with league schools in assessing and encouraging services to assist current and former student-athletes in adjusting to the transitions of life after sports.

The Big 12 has awarded 88 graduate scholarships since 1997. The projected scholarship amount for 2004 is nearly $7,000.

Jayhawks offering football camp

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino will conduct a one-day football skills camp for children ages 12 to 18 at four locations this summer.

Camps will be June 1 in Lawrence, June 3 in Coffeyville and June 9 in both Wichita and Salina. The camp, stressing fundamentals, costs $10.

To download a brochure, go to kuathletics.com.

BU football taps captains

Baldwin -- Baker University football coach Mike Grossner will have 10 team captains in his first season as the Wildcats' boss this fall. The captains, all seniors, are DB Silas Dulan, WR Keenan Ganz, P Karl Halamicek, LB Tyler Hibler, OL Chance Nichols, DB Blake Pearson, RB John Reeves, RB Gerrad Speer, DL Luke Thompson and LB Jeff Frenya, of Lawrence.

Lion picks Ottawa U.

Shannon Fisher, who was a goalkeeper on Lawrence High's girls soccer team this spring, signed a letter of intent with Ottawa University on Monday night.

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