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2 WKU students to receive awards at NIRSA conference

Two WKU students have been selected as 2015 recipients of the William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Scholarship Award from the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association.

Cybbi Barton, a graduate student from Lubbock, Texas, and Lane Embry, a senior from Bowling Green, will receive the awards during the NIRSA Annual Conference and Expo April 3-6 in Kissimmee, Florida.

Cybbi Barton

Cybbi Barton

Barton and Embry work for WKU’s Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports. Barton, who is pursuing a master’s degree in Sports Management, is a graduate assistant for Sport Clubs; Embry, who is a senior majoring in History and Social Studies with a concentration in Education, is a Preston Center facility and special events attendant.

The William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Scholarship Award recognizes students who are outstanding leaders on their campuses and who participate or are employed by their institution’s intramural-recreational sports department.

Since 2006, 10 undergraduate students and five graduate students at WKU have received the Wasson Award, the highest award NIRSA presents recognizing the outstanding leadership and scholarship of a student member. Only 12 graduate students and 24 undergraduate students throughout the country are recognized by NIRSA each year.

IMREC graduate assistant earns certification

Nikki Stock

Nikki Stock

Nikki Stock, Fitness Graduate Assistant for the Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports, received her Level 1 Sports Performance Coaching Certificate from USA Weightlifting.

Stock is from White Bear Lake, Minnesota, and will complete her Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology during the 2016 spring semester.

Contact: Steve Rey, (270) 745-6800

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