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2017 Student Award Winners Honored

A pair of VCU Center for Sport Leadership graduate students were honored by faculty and fellow students for their performance and dedication during the school year.  Andy Hogue was voted Student of the Year by the cohort. Wes Chappell won the Student Achievement Award voted on by the faculty.

The Student of the Year award honors a full-time student who has displayed enthusiastic commitment, leadership qualities, and academic excellence to the VCU Center for Sport Leadership Program. Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Andy graduated from the University of Virginia in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in statistics. While at Virginia, Andy was employed for three years by the University of Virginia football team as a member of the water crew. He also helped out the media relations staff at Virginia by recording statistics during home football games. Andy is a graduate assistant in the VCU Athletics Communications office. He hopes to pursue a career in media relations in a collegiate athletics program after graduation.

Each year the faculty of the Center for Sport Leadership recognizes one outstanding student who has demonstrated excellent leadership and service to the Center and/or university, and who has otherwise distinguished him or herself through commitment and dedication to a particular area of sport leadership. Born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia, Wes graduated from the University of Virginia in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, completing a double major in Spanish and Economics. He began his professional career working for four years as a data analyst at Fannie Mae in Washington, D.C. Wes is currently in his second year of the M.B.A./M.Ed. dual degree program through the VCU School of Business and Center for Sport Leadership. He spent the past academic year as a graduate assistant in corporate sales for the Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball team, the double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, and continued working with the organization as a full-time intern during the summer. Wes is now a graduate assistant with VCU Men’s Basketball, assisting the Director of Sports Performance with their data analytics software. Upon culmination of the dual degree program at VCU, Wes aims to pursue a career working with a professional sports franchise or a collegiate athletics program, using data analytics as a driver for innovation and success within the organization.

The awards were announced Wednesday by Dr. LeCrom. Both Wes and Andy receive $250 and will have their names engraved on the award plaques which are displayed in the CSL Conference Room.




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