Honors roll in for past and present Cyclones

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Several Cyclones from the past and present received various awards recently.

The Iowa State University Alumni Association is having its annual awards banquet Friday and several names familiar to fans will be honored.

* Volleyball coach Christy Johnson-Lynch, who has led one of her sport’s most amazing rebuilding jobs, will receive an Impact Award. The honor recognizes individuals, whose accomplishments brought broad recognition to the university.

* Former men’s basketball player Marc Urquhart is the recipient of an Alumni Merit Award for outstanding contributions to human welfare. A starter on ISU’s 1989 NCAA Tournament team, Urquhart is an orthopedic surgeon in New Jersey.

* Four-year football letterman and 30-game starter Ben Bruns is receiving an Outstanding Young Alumni Award. It is presented to an alum under the age of 40 who has excelled in their chosen field. Bruns is a project manager for The Weitz Company, and he has overseen numerous projects on campus, including the renovations to Jack Trice Stadium.

The Big 12 also recognized two current Cyclone student-athletes this week.

Defensive end Jacob Lattimer was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week in football for his two-sack performance at Texas. The former linebacker-turned-end started his first college game against the 22nd-ranked Longhorns. Volleyball libero Ashley Mass earned her second Big 12 Defensive POW honor for her play in two wins last week. Earlier this season, she became the conference career leader in digs.

Congratulations go out to these past and present Cyclones.

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