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Mary Jean Mulvaney Scholar-Athlete Award

Presented to the male and female senior blanket winner with the highest GPA. The student must be a four-year participant who has won at least three Major "C" awards. Transfer students who have competed for three years and have earned at least three Major "C" awards are also eligible. The GPA will be based on the junior and senior year.

This award was established to honor Mary Jean Mulvaney, former Chairman of the Department of Physical Education and Athletics and a national leader in the development of women's athletics. In 1976, she became chairman of a consolidated men's and women's athletic department, thus becoming one of the nation's first female athletic directors of a coeducational department. Miss Mulvaney, who worked at the University from 1966 to 1990, was always proud of the academic and athletic commitment of the student-athletes.