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MU's Gregory finalist for national award

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Kurtis Gregory
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University of Missouri guard Kurtis Gregory of Blackburn is among 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior in the Football Bowl Subdivision and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: classroom, character, community and competition.

Gregory, a 2005 Santa Fe alum, is in his second year of studies for his master's degree in agriculture systems management. He received his degree from Missouri in three years with a 3.48 grade-point average and was a first-team Big XII Academic All-Conference selection in 2007 and '08.

Besides being named twice all-conference for his performance on the field, honorable mention as a sophomore and on the second team last season, the third-year starter has been involved in several community service organizations.

Gregory is Vice-President of the Student-Athletic Advisory Council and helped raise money for the Adopt-A-Family program. During the 2008-09 school term, he was selected as the Varsity M "male athlete of the year" and Big XII/Chick-Fil-A Community Champion.

The finalists are placed on a nationwide ballot for fan voting. Votes can be cast until Dec. 6 on the award web site at http://www.seniorclassaward.com/vote/foo... or by texting FOOTBALL to 74567.

Among the other nominees are Florida quarterback Tim Tebow -- the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner -- and 2008 Heisman finalist Colt McCoy, the Texas quarterback.

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Folks, don't stop the voting for Kurtis! Teebow is catching up and we cannot let that happen. Loved the new uniforms for the Border War Game against Kansas and certainly loved the final score. MIZ......

-- Posted by OldOwl on Wed, Dec 2, 2009, at 1:32 PM

Duh...how about unforgetable!!!

-- Posted by OldOwl on Fri, Nov 20, 2009, at 12:43 PM

Let's have a good turn out for Senior Day/Black Out this Saturday and cheer especially loud for Kurtis and the other Tigers. This will be his last game at The Zou, let's make it forgetable! MIZ

-- Posted by OldOwl on Fri, Nov 20, 2009, at 11:44 AM

Go Kurtis and Tim Barnes. Gotta love our local boys playing for MIZZOU!

-- Posted by OldOwl on Thu, Nov 12, 2009, at 9:54 AM

Please vote for Kurtis, he so deserving of this award!

-- Posted by interesting1 on Fri, Oct 23, 2009, at 1:06 PM

Z O U!!!!!!!

-- Posted by missouriwoman3 on Thu, Oct 22, 2009, at 11:50 AM

M I Z........?

-- Posted by thisguy on Thu, Oct 22, 2009, at 11:43 AM

Kurtis is in some good company there...Good luck, Kurtis, keep up the good work!!!!

-- Posted by Takealoadoff on Thu, Oct 22, 2009, at 9:57 AM

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