AWARDS AND KUDOS
|Track and Field event on CU-Boulder's Potts Field. (Photo/Casey A. Cass)
CU track and tennis compete in postseason
Under the direction of head coach Mark Wetmore, two student-athletes captured individual titles at the NCAA Midwest Region Championship, May 25-26. Junior Brent Vaughn won his second 5,000-meter title, along with setting the meet record at 13:57.36. Sophomore Jenny Barringer won the 3,000-meter steeplechase, crushing the school record by nine second. Her mark of 9:44.31 was also a meet and stadium record and is the second fastest time in the nation, as well as an Olympic 'A' Standard. At the NCAA Championships, Billy Nelson and Jenny Barringer placed fourth and seventh, respectively in the steeplechase for All-American honors and the men's 4x100-meter relay team placed sixth as the first CU relay team to qualify for nationals since 1972. All four members of the relay also earned All-American status. Colorado head tennis coach Nicole Kenneally coached sophomore Monica Milewski to the NCAA Women's Singles Tennis Championship in May. Milewski is the first CU women in 22 years to compete at the championship and is just the fourth over all.
Edwards leads golfers to NCAA championship in first season
Colorado head men's golf coach Roy Edwards became the first first-year head coach in program history to guide his team into the NCAA Championships this May. His two predecessors, Les Fowler and Mark Simpson, saw their teams earn bids in their sixth and fourth years, respectively, though there was no regional play the time and finals bids were harder to obtain. The men's golf team finished 20th at the NCAA Central Regional.
Housing Facilities Services receives environmental awards
Housing Facilities Services recently signed a large energy savings performance contract, and has been awarded the Colorado Energy Champion award by the Governor of the State of Colorado. The department also was recognized at the annual Campus Environmental Awards ceremony in April for departmental achievement in energy and water conservation.
Astronaut-Alum Steve Swanson Takes CU Flag to Space Station
NASA astronaut and CU-Boulder alumnus Steve Swanson packed a black and gold CU flag sporting a Ralphie-the-Buffalo logo, courtesy of the CU Book Store and the Office of Community Relations, when the space shuttle Atlantis launched from Florida for the International Space Station last Friday, June 8. Swanson is the 17th CU-Boulder astronaut-alumnus to fly in space, and he will conduct a spacewalk and operate robotic arms on the space shuttle and the space station during this mission. The CU flag will be given to the CU Heritage Center following Swanson's shuttle flight.