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The UW men’s basketball and women’s golf teams were among 841 NCAA Division I sports teams honored in May for their exceptional work in the classroom as part of the NCAA’s Academic Performance Program.

Four student-athletes were named 2010 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars: Tennis player Venise Chan, who has a 3.7 GPA and was named All-Pac-10 first team; volleyball player Jill Collymore, who holds a 3.78 GPA and was the Pac-10 Scholar Athlete of the Year; soccer player Faustine Dufka, who has a 3.68 GPA and led the UW to the second round of the NCAA championships; and soccer player Brent Richards, who has a 3.65 GPA and was All-Pac-10 second team in 2009.

The UW men’s crew won its fourth consecutive Ten Eyck Trophy at the 108th annual intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships at Cherry Hill, N.J., in June. The trophy is given to the crew that finishes in the overall points lead. All five Husky crews won medals on the Cooper River. The men’s varsity eight finished second to Cal.

Danielle Lawrie, ’10, received two national honors for the second consecutive year as she was named USA Softball Player of the Year and winner of the Honda Award for best softball player. Lawrie, a three-time All-American, went 40-5 with a 1.11 earned-run average in 2010 and led the Huskies to three College World Series appearances and one national title.

Nick Taylor, ’10, made Husky golf history in May when he became the first UW recipient of the Ben Hogan Award as the nation’s top men’s collegiate golfer. The Canada native was a two-time Pac-10 Golfer of the Year.

Sprinter Falesha Ankton, ’10, received the UW Athletic Scholar Award at the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s 40th annual Celebration in May.

Former UW volleyball stars Courtney Thompson, ’06, and Tamari Miyashiro, ’09, were members of the U.S. team that finished third in the Women’s Pan American Cup and qualified for the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix.

Former UW All-American Brock Mackenzie, ’04, in June won the Times Colonist Open for his first Canadian Tour victory.

The Pac-10 champion UW men’s golf team lost in the quarterfinals of match play at the NCAA Championships near Chattanooga, Tenn.

The Seattle Mariners selected UW pitcher Forrest Snow with their 36th pick of the Major League Baseball draft June 10. Snow, a 6-foot-6 right-hander, was drafted out of high school by the Mariners in the 44th round in 2007 but decided to attend the UW. He went 4-2 with a 6.30 ERA in 27 games as a junior in 2010.

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