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04/17/2000

GARCIA WINS TOP PRIZE IN KINESIOLOGY, RECREATION STUDIES AT JMU

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University senior Kathy Garcia collected the top undergraduate award during the eighth annual School of Kinesiology and Recreation Studies Honors Dinner April 13.

A sport management major from HERNDON, Va., Garcia won the Johnston Award, established in 1972 to honor Althea Loose Johnston, one of eight original faculty of JMU whose 35-year career included 28 years as physical education department head and 22 years as women's basketball coach. Garcia also was named outstanding major in sport management.

Other outstanding majors recognized were Jennifer Jeffers, HERNDON, Va., recreation management; Jaime Kelso, BURKE, Va., exercise science and leadership; Kendra Nicholson, HARRISONBURG, athletic training; Elizabeth Renaghan, ANNANDALE, Va., therapeutic recreation; and Coleen Kreiger, NORRISTOWN, Pa., physical and health education, who also won the National Association for Sport and Physical Education Award.

Amanda Love of SEYMOUR, Conn., and Kara Wesolowski of BALTIMORE, Md., each won a BCMR Scholarship, named in honor of former JMU faculty Pat Bruce, Marilyn Crawford, Leotus Morrison and Rosie Rummel.

Michael Godfrey of MAUDLIN, S.C., received the Crawford Scholarship, and Avneet Hundal of SPRINGFIELD, Va., received the School of Kinesiology and Recreation Studies Service Award. Tim Moubray of HARRISONBURG was named outstanding graduate.

Kinesiology and recreation studies officials named U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher as outstanding professional of the year (Satcher was unable to attend).

The annual Dorothy V. Harris Lecture was given by Maureen Weiss, the Linda K. Bunker Professor of Education and head of health and physical education at the University of Virginia, who recounted Harris' contributions to sport and exercise psychology. The late Harris was on the JMU faculty and was a national leader in sport psychology.