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Central Washington Finalist For DII Award Of Excellence

Thanks to their work to honor a 12-year-old fan with chronic health ailments, Central Washington University is among 22 schools and three conference selected as finalists for the 2016 NCAA Division II Award of Excellence.

Central Washington was recognized for "Avory's Night," a joint effort between the CWU athletic department at Lincoln Elementary School in Ellensburg, Wash. The event honored 12-year-old Avory Clarke, a sixth grader at Ellensburg's Kittitas Elementary, who was born premature and has struggled her entire life with chronic asthma and allergies. Avory's ailments often result in missed school time and limit her ability to participate in extracurricular activities.

Read more of this story in the Oregonian.