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WCU Student-Athletes Presented with Halbrook Award

Hattiesburg, Miss., October 31, 2013 - William Carey University student-athletes Kyle Curtis and Lauren Douglas were recently presented with the Halbrook Award that is given by the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities. Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU, recognized the students during WCU’s chapel service on October 23.

Established in 1984 by former Mississippi Representative David M. Halbrook and his brothers John and James Halbrook in honor of their parents, the Halbrook Awards for Academic Achievement Among Athletes and the John C. and Ernestine McCall Halbrook Improvement Award are presented annually to encourage academic excellence of student-athletes in Mississippi’s colleges and universities. Individual student-athletes across the state are chosen – one male and one female - based on excellence in academics, athletic contribution, character, community service, and leadership.

Kyle Curtis, a senior biology major from Hattiesburg, plays for the Crusaders golf team. Selected as a scholar athlete four times, he helped his high school capture four straight District 3-6A championships and win four top-five finishes in the MHSAA 6A state tournament before graduating in 2010.

Lauren Douglas, a senior physical education major from Waynesboro, is a guard for the Lady Crusaders basketball team. Before coming to Carey, she was a regarded as one of the top student-athletes at Jones County Junior College. She averaged 11.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and a 3.3 assists per game while at JCJC, and shot 76.3 percent from the free throw line.

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Pictured are (left to right) William Carey University’s athletic director and head basketball coach Steve Knight; Lauren Douglas of Waynesboro, a senior basketball player; Kyle Curtis of Hattiesburg, a senior golfer, and Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU. Student-athletes Douglas and Curtis were presented with the Halbrook Award that is given by the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities for individual excellence in academics, athletic contribution, character, community service and leadership. Dr. King recognized the coaches and athletes during chapel service on October 23.