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Deines, Munn Earn Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medals
Release: 07/10/2012
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July 10, 2012

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - National champion rower Robert Munn and standout women's soccer player Kate Deines have been awarded the Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal, the Pac-12 office announced today.

The Conference Medal is awarded annually to each member institution's outstanding senior male and female student-athlete based on the exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership.

Deines, a four-year starting midfielder from Issaquah, Wash., completed her tremendous collegiate career last fall for the UW women's soccer team. She started 86 matches over four seasons, compiling 21 goals and six assists.

As a senior in 2011, she earned first-team All-Pacific Region and was a second-team selection on the All-Pac-12 and Academic All-Pac-12 squads. Additionally, she was named second-team ESPN Academic All-District and an NSCAA second-team Scholar All-American.

Deines was also honored as the Huskies' 101 Club Scholar-Athlete and the UW athletic department's female Top Dawg Award winner while also earning a spot on the 20-year All-UW team.

She made some level of all-region and/or all-conference in each of her four years. Deines graduated with a 3.75 grade point average in communications.

Munn, a Redmond, Wash., native, was named the Pac-12's men's rower of the year this spring after leading the Huskies to an undefeated season and a second consecutive IRA national championship.

Munn rowed in four national champion boats.

Munn, who rowed in the bow seat in the varsity eight boat at the Pac-12 championships and the IRAs, also earned first-team All-Pac-12 and first-team Academic All-Pac-12. He was a co-captain of the rowing team and was named the UW athletic department's male Top Dawg Award winner at the senior banquet.

As a junior in 2011, Munn rowed in the second varsity 8 boat that won the gold medal at IRAs and was in the varsity 8 that won the Pac-10 title. He was also a national champion in the second varsity 8 in 2010 and was a member of the freshman 8 boat that went undefeated and won the IRA crown his freshman year in 2009.

Munn earned his degree in political science with a minor in history, graduating with a 3.53 GPA.

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