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Blondeau Named Scholar-Athlete Award Winner


May 2002

Senior Computer Science major and CU Cross Country team member Aaron Blondeau was recently named this year's male Scholar-Athlete Award winner. The Athletic Department issued the following announcement:

Twenty-one student-athletes with perfect 4.00 grade point averages last year were among over three dozen honored this week at a pair of annual University of Colorado award banquets.

The annual Student-Athlete Recognition Luncheon was this past Wednesday at the Dal Ward Athletic Center, honoring over 30 S-A's for a variety of outstanding academic accomplishments.

The Scholar-Athlete Award winners, presented to the senior male and female student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point averages, were cross country and track performers Aaron Blondeau and Jennifer Fazioli. Fazioli owns a 3.88 cumulative GPA in History, while Blondeau owns a 3.69 in Computer Science.

While his grade point average has yet to slip below the 3.00 mark, Blondeau has been a Dean's List student six of his nine semesters at Colorado, and was on the President's List with a perfect 4.00 GPA following the spring 2001 semester. He has been a First-Team Academic All-Big 12 performer during the 2000 and 2001 cross country seasons and earned similar distinction in track during the 1998-99 and 2001-02 seasons.

Blondeau's cross country career culminated in the NCAA Division I Men's Cross Country Championship title this past fall when the top-ranked Buffs upended nemesis Stanford by a single point, 90-91, in Greenville, S.C. During his five fall seasons (including the '98 campaign that he redshirt after one race due to injury) he was a member of five Big 12 Championships, four NCAA Mountain Region Championships and four, top-10 team finishes at the national championships prior to this year's title. He won his first career race in 2001, winning the Fort Hays State Invitational, his first race of the season in mid-October.

On the track he's won four races during a career that included two redshirt seasons. He's provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships twice, making the trip in 2001 where he finished 13th in the 5,000-m just two weeks after finishing 10th in the same event at the Big 12 Championships.

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