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May 14, 2001

Outstanding Students Selected
For Year-end Awards

Each spring, outstanding California State University, Sacramento students are honored for their work in the classroom, in athletics and in the community.

This year's Outstanding Senior Award honoree is Courtney Fea. The year's Male Athlete of the Year is Ricky Ray and the Female Athlete of the Year is Alicia Weber.

Fea was named Outstanding Senior for her academic excellence, leadership and contributions to campus. The award was presented at the Honors Convocation on May 6.

Fea volunteers extensively, including three years as a mentor in the Sutter Community Hospital PhoneFriends program, which creates guidelines to help children resolve problems. She worked has an accredited research assistant for the Jane Goodall Institutes and served as a keeper-aid for the Sacramento Zoo, where she collected data on chimpanzees and worked as an advocate for endangered animals. The psychology major received numerous scholastic honors and is a member of Golden Key National Honor Society, Psi Chi and the Psych Society.

The Outstanding Male and Female Athletes are selected from the Hornet Bookstore's Outstanding Athlete of the Month selections. The awards were announced May 10.

Ray, starting quarterback for the football team the last two seasons, is a two-time all-Big Sky Conference selection and two-time Big Sky academic selection. The marketing major holds CSUS records for most career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, 15, and highest career completion percentage, .619. He also set school single-season records in completion percentage and passing touchdowns. After a 1999 win over UC Davis, he was named ESPN/USA Today 1-AA National Offensive Player of the Week for completing 19 of 27 passes for 377 yards and four touchdowns.

Weber is in her fifth season with the rowing team, including a redshirt season in 1997, and was a member of the WIRA-champion varsity eight for the last two years. She was awarded National Scholar-Athlete honors and received the team's Most Outstanding Rower award last year. She graduated last spring with a bachelor's degree in business administration and human resource management and a minor in Spanish. She is working on a second bachelor's degree in Spanish.


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