Faculty Imcapt Award Winners to be Honored at Halftime of Seton Hall Game|
Feb. 17, 2012
CINCINNATI- The University of Cincinnati department of athletics will recognize 10 UC faculty members as recipients of its Legion of Excellence Faculty Impact Award during Saturday afternoon’s men’s basketball game in Fifth Third Arena. The honorees will be brought to the floor during a second-half timeout and identified through a public-address read, recognizing them for the award.
The 10 honorees are:
This is the second year that the Legion of Excellence Faculty Impact Award has been presented. The honor came from UC’s Legion of Excellence Award, which was created in 2001 to celebrate and honor those student-athletes who earned the highest cumulative grade point average during the previous academic year and who were in good standing with their respective sport. The induction into the Legion of Excellence highlights the importance of academic achievement within intercollegiate athletics. Past Legion of Excellence winners had credited their success to the support of outstanding faculty members, recognizing them for their role at the core of the learning process for the student-athlete. As a result, a recognition system was instituted in 2010 through which student-athletes identified by nomination those faculty members who have impacted their overall academic success. These honorees became recipients of the Legion of Excellence Faculty Impact Award.
Prior to recognition at Saturday’s game, the honorees will also be feted with a reception at 3 p.m. in the Varsity Village’s Lindner Center Twyman Lounge (located on the 4th floor).