|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
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|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
TfieTfumdafnrd V t.cv ' i Thursday May 26, 198) Page ZS ' : K.; v bfei) ) 'Mi I J isnt training for track, court or hitting the books. Burgoyne is multi-facete-d Eyre to use talent coaching Shes truly a woman for , L When Russell Eyre, SUSCs male athlete of the year, he spends his time with wife Lori Smoker Eyre. Womans athlete of the year Paula Burgoyne likes to sew, when not on the all seasons. Paula Burgoyne, a junior from Cedar City, is not only a star performer in both basketball and volleyball, but excells in the classroom as well. Last week named the womens athlete of the year as well as garnering the top award to any woman from the Associated Women Students, Burgoyne has demonstrated that her dedication to excellence knows no parameters.. Her athletic accomplishments this year have included the lettering as a hitter on the volleyball squad and as center on the basketball team. She earned postseason honors in both sports as a member of the honorable mention Mountain Athletic Conference volleyball and basketball squads and as an honorable mention NALA District Seven volleyball player. Burgoyne earned volleyballs most Valuable player award She was also selected to the for 1982-8NAIA academic volleyball team. But Burgoynes long list of accomplishments doesnt stop there. Her acclamation as the AWS Sterling Silver award winner emblematic of the oustan-din- g female student, shows that she lives off the court as well. Her 3.89 grade point average over her three years at SUSC is another testament to that. in She currently has a double-majo- r elementary education and physical education, with a minor in reading. She plans to certify in both to better her chances of finding employment. Burgoyne would like to enter graduate school in one of her majors. She will probably remain in the state to complete her education. After finishing a masters she plans-tteach within the state for at least one year, to complete her obligations for the state normal scholarship for education. r The scholarship requires the recipients to stay and teach within the state for one year. Burgoyne indicated that after teaching a year she is open minded about any opportunity. Her professional goals will likely lead her back into college athletics. She would like to teach and coach volleyball on the college level. Burgoyne became interested in sports after moving to Cedar when she was 10. I became interested in sports because of my friends in junior high, said Burgoyne. The only difference is that I went on with them and they didnt. With a full life of athletics and schoolwork, it would seem that there ;s little room for anything else, but Burgoyne works with food sevices on campus and at a local theatre. Even spare time is filled with activities for Burgoyne. She likes to sew, read, play the piano and violin. It seems she can find something to do in any season. four-yea- Russell Eyre is a man who can look back at his college career with some satisfaction, because, in a competitive world, he has learned to get the jump on the competition. Eyre last week put one of the finishing touches on his college career by earning the schools top athletic honor mens athlete of the year. Eyre, from Lyman, Wyoming, ran the gamut with athletic accomplishments during his stay at Southern Utah. letter winner in Eyre is a three-yea- r track; he holds the school record and recently tied with the conference record in the 800 meter run. Eyre was awarded SUSCs RMAC Scholar Athlete of the Year, carrying a grade point average of 3.34. He received the teacher education award and was nominated for the physical education student of the year. Eyre is in the process of competing in the NAIA National Competition through Saturday at Charleston, W. Va., in "he 800 meter run. Eyre came to SUSC as a sophomore after spending his freshman year at fter competing his Weber State. sophomore year as a hurdler, he switched to the 800 meter run. I was surprised to get the award, he says of being named athlete of the year, but I am excited that the track guys are getting the recognition they deserve. I just didnt expect it, to be me. . ) . He will graduate in physical education with secondary school certification. Eyre is looking to teach on the high school level and coach track. He plans of returning to school to complete a masters degree. This will help him to reach his professional goal of coaching on the college level. Eyre has considered looking into a career in the travel agency business, where he can utilize his training in the Japanese language. This line of work would give him the opportunity to enjoy one of his first loves traveling. Eyre said, I became interested in sports because my family used to always play together. My uncles were like brothers and we played different sports all the time. Although his parents didnt encourage his constant attention to athletics, Eyre said, They still sup- - ' ported me in whatever I decided to do. Eyre has four other brothers and sisters. All' of them have been involved in sports at one time or another. He is married to the former Lori Stoker of Cedar City. In high school Eyre was an football player, a basketball player end he was on the track team. I decided to specialize in track because it is an individual effort. I like it better than a team effort because it is just you against everybody else, he said.