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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Walter Camp Alumni of Year

Former NFL All-Pro defensive back David Fulcher is the recipient of the 2009 Walter Camp "Alumni Award."

The Walter Camp "Alumni of the Year" award is bestowed on a worthy individual who has distinguished himself in the pursuit of excellence as an athlete, in his personal career and in doing good works for others.

"We are pleased to recognize David Fulcher with the Walter Camp Alumni Award," Foundation president Alphonse Paolillo, Jr. said. "David’s impressive playing career is just a small part of how great a person and friend he is, especially to this organization."

A native of Los Angeles, Calif., Fulcher was a standout collegian at Arizona State University and was a member of the 1985 Walter Camp All-America team. Selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 1986 NFL Draft, Fulcher went on to play eight professional seasons (seven with the Bengals and one with the Los Angeles Raiders).

Considered one of the game’s hardest-hitting strong safeties, Fulcher was a three-time All-Pro selection (1988, 1989 and 1990) and was the 1989 NFL Defensive Back of the Year. His 31 interceptions rank third on the Bengals’ career list.

Fulcher will be honored at the organization’s national awards banquet on Jan. 16 at the Yale Commons.

Learn more about Walter Camp here.

The Foundation is offering a "Holiday Ticket Promotion" for the National Awards Dinner. Buy two tickets for $400 (a savings of $150) before December 25. Please call (203) 288-CAMP (288-2267) for more information.


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Monday, December 7, 2009

Journalism scholarship offered

The Connecticut Sports Writers' Alliance is accepting applications from high school seniors for the seventh annual Bohdan Kolinsky Memorial Journalism Scholarship.

The award is $1,000. Applications must be received by Jan. 25, 2010.

Named for a longtime scholastic sports editor of the Hartford Courant who died in 2003, the Kolinsky Scholarship supports college study leading to a career in sports journalism. The scholarship is renewable annually and at increasing amounts if the student meets certain standards. Grants over four years may total $6,500.

Every applicant must submit a completed application form, a personal history, an essay, academic transcripts and test scores, a letter of reference and three published samples of his or her writing. Details and forms are available at , the Alliance’s web site.

The winner will be honored at the Alliance's Gold Key dinner April 25 at the Aqua Turf, Southington.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

NEC men's hoop media guide

The Northeast Conference has uploaded a media guide for the conference's men's basketball teams.

You can see it here. Not a bad tool to get an idea of who's coming in to play Quinnipiac.