Krista Smith Wins Red Brown Cup

Volleyball captain Krista Smith has won the 2002 Red Brown Cup, presented annually to West Virginia University's most outstanding all-around student-athlete.

Winners of the Red Brown cup, which honors a wVU athlete for athletic, academic and civic achievement, are selected by the WVU Athletic Council.

Smith, captain of the volleyball team, will graduate next week with a perfect 4.0 average in biology. She led WVU in blocks and kills this season, earning third team Academic All-America honors. A BIG EAST scholar-athlete, the Auburn, Mich., native has numerous campus honors: Golden Key, Mortar Board, Beta Beta Beta, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Chimes, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the WVU Honors Program. She has been active as a health services volunteer at area hospitals and care facilities.

The award is in memory of Robert "Red" Brown, former WVU coach and athletic director. Past winners of the Red Brown Cup: Jim Bishop, rifle (1988); Tracey Thompson, volleyball (1989); Don DeCarlo, track (1990); Scott Collins, wrestling (1991); Rosemary Kosiorek, basketball (1992); Mike Compton, football (1993); Rich Braham, football (1994); Lajuanda Moody, gymnastics (1994); Bob Donker, track (1995); Lisa Szymczak, basketball (1996); Kristin Quackenbush, gymnastics (1996-97); Charity Wachera, track (1998); Eric deGroh, football (1999); Rebecca Burbridge, basketball (1999); Greg Robinette, football (2000); Steve Bohan, track (2001).

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