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
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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