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State Farm Good Neighbor Awards Presented
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 25, 2011
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April 25, 2011

TUCSON - On Wed., April 20, State Farm recognized University of Arizona student-athletes as part of the State Farm Territorial Cup Series Good Neighbor Team. This is the first installment of the Good Neighbor Team which is an annual scholarship program to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes at the University of Arizona and Arizona State University who exemplify the true spirit of the collegiate athlete.

Eighteen representatives from each school, who competed in the State Farm Territorial Cup Series rivalry, were honored for their achievements in the classroom, on the field and in their community. This award seeks to recognize those student-athletes who truly exemplify the idea of being a Good Neighbor. $20,000 is being donated to the Wildcat Club by State Farm on behalf of the student-athletes who were recognized.

From the fall sports, Whitney Dosty (volleyball), Susan Melendez (soccer), Hannah Moen (women's cross country), Stephen Sambu (men's cross country) and Paul Vassallo (football) were recognized.

From the winter sports, Jamelle Horne (men's basketball), Miranda Russell (gymnastics), Alyssa Anderson (women's swimming and diving), Brigetta Barrett (women's indoor track and field), Cory Chitwood (men's swimming and diving) and Amanda Pierson (women's basketball) earned accolades.

From the spring sports, Kristen Arriola (softball), Matt Chaffee (baseball), Jonathan Khan (men's golf), Natasha Marks (women's tennis), Margarita Ramos (women's golf), Edgar Rivera-Morales (men's outdoor track and field) and Christina Rodgers (women's outdoor track and field) picked up honors.

The State Farm Territorial Cup Series is the yearlong rivalry competition between the University of Arizona and Arizona State University. Points are awarded to the winning team at the conclusion of each 18 rivalry sports competitions or series. The university with the most points at the end of the academic year will earn the right to retain and display the State Farm Territorial Cup Series Trophy for the next year, in addition to holding state bragging rights. Currently UA leads ASU 8.5-6.5 in their attempt to defend their title. For more information about the State Farm Territorial Cup Series and the Good Neighbor Team check out and

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