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UIS student receives Avery Brundage scholarship

May 17, 2006

SPRINGFIELD – Alexandria Janezic, a student at the University of Illinois at Springfield, was among 22 recipients of Avery Brundage Scholarships, made to U of I students who excel in both academics and athletics. Janezic will receive $2,000 for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Ali Janezic

Janezic, from Lake Barrington, Illinois, enrolled at UIS in fall 2005.  At UIS she is a Capital Scholars honor student majoring in Psychology, a member of the women's volleyball team, and has been named to the deans' list. While in high school, she was a member of the National Honor Society, was named to the honor roll all eight semesters, and helped lead the girls' volleyball team to two consecutive Class AA State runner-up finishes.

"Ali's commitment on the volleyball court also shines through with her commitment in the classroom," said Joseph Fisher, UIS head volleyball coach. "We are pleased to have such a well-rounded student-athlete in our program."

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Avery Brundage Scholarships

Brundage scholarship recipients are selected by a committee representing the faculties and student bodies of the three U of I campuses. Students chosen must engage in athletics for personal development, not as preparation for professional sports; must be working toward bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degrees at the U of I; and must be in the upper 25 percent of their undergraduate class or in good academic standing in their graduate program. 

The scholarships were established in 1974 by an endowment from Avery Brundage, University of Illinois alumnus and former president of the International and U.S. Olympic committees. Since 1974, 714 scholarships have been awarded, totaling $804,500.

Details about the Brundage scholarship program are available at www.usp.uillinois.edu/brundage.

    The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.
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