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US Bank and CWU recognize outstanding spring quarter Collegiate Sport Club athletes

(Ellensburg, Wash. – June 5, 2012) For the past three years, the CWU Collegiate Sport Club program has partnered with USBank to award scholarships to male and female student athletes each month throughout the academic year. This scholarship recognizes student athletes for their outstanding achievements not only within their respective club, but also on and off of the field. Each recipient receives a $200 scholarship, provided by USBank, to help with educational costs.

March awards went to Christina Ordonez and Thomas Olson. Ordonez excelled as a member of the Women’s Wrestling Club this spring, demonstrating impressive strength by winning the first national championship in club history. Olson stood out as a member of the CWU Wake Sports Club, helping the team win the West Coast Regional and placing fourth at the 2012 Collegiate Wake Board National Championships in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Recipients for April were Amy Euting and Torrey Kuhlmann. Euting is a member of the Women’s Lacrosse Club and scored the most goals on the team, which led to her being voted the Offensive MVP. Kuhlmann earned this award as a result of his contributions and leadership as part of the Cycling Club and winning the Conference Championship Road Race and the CWU Criterium. He was also a member of the winning CWU Men's C Championship Team Time Trial team and finished the racing season in third place overall in the Men's D category.

May scholarships winners were Matt Peterson and Heather Johnson. Peterson’s accomplishments as part of the Swimming Club were key to the club’s success earning impressive victories this spring, including placing in the top 15 in five events at the United States Masters National Swim Meet as well as leading the team with six individual medals. Johnson was recognized for her performance as the Women’s Rugby Club starting scrumhalf and leadership skills as the club vice-president.

All Collegiate Sport Clubs student athletes are eligible and can be nominated by their teammates, coach or members of the Collegiate Sport Club staff. Recipients are chosen by Corey Sinclair, Collegiate Sport Club coordinator, based on their performance and leadership on and off the field.

For more information about the scholarship program or CWU Collegiate Sport Clubs, call 509-963-3516 or visit

Central Washington University is a master’s degree-granting institution with approximately 10,000 students and 1500 faculty and staff. More than 160 undergraduate and master’s degrees are offered. Founded in 1891, the Ellensburg campus is located in the heart of Washington State, nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River. Since 1975, CWU has served the needs of place-bound students at six university centers throughout the state. Central Washington University is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.