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UW Coaches Willingham and Romar Coming to Yakima June 18 for 36th annual Coaches Tour

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YAKIMA, Wash. - Want to play golf with your favorite University of Washington coaches and attend a banquet where you can get the inside scoop on Husky athletics? Join us for the 36th annual UW Coaches Tour and Husky Insider Banquet, which comes to the Yakima Country Club on Monday, June 18.

            Husky football coach Tyrone Willingham, men's basketball coach Lorenzo Romar, new women's basketball coach Tia Jackson and other Husky coaches will be in town for the event.

            Coaches Tour is presented by Air Van, the official moving company of UW Athletics and the UW Alumni Association.

            The day consists of a golf tournament followed by dinner, which gives both golfers and non-golfers the inside scoop on Husky sports straight from the coaches themselves. Both the golf tournament and the dinner, which are open to the public, raise money for University of Washington students from the Yakima area. This year's scholarship recipients include: Roxanne Gill of Yakima, Amy Kilian of Sunnyside and David St. Hilaire of Chattaroy. Biographic details about each student follow.

Roxanne Gill is a junior majoring in history at the honors level. She maintains a 3.89 GPA despite her jam-packed schedule filled with many extra curricular activities. She is the president of the UW chapter of the National History Honor Society and a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.  Additionally, she is a team captain for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life at UW and volunteers at a local non-profit fair trade artisan store called Ten Thousand Villages. After graduation, Gill plans to pursue graduate study in history or Russian and put it to use in the fields of teaching and international business. She is a 2003 graduate of West Valley High School in Yakima where her mother, Eva Anton, still resides.

Completing her junior year at UW, Amy Kilian is a neurobiology and biochemistry major with a 3.84 GPA. Her latest endeavors include founding the UW chapter of Students for Organ Donation and attempting to institute a Spanish for medical professionals course at UW. She is also involved in the American Medical Students Association and her work in a gene therapy lab may help in the fight against muscular dystrophy.  After graduation, Kilian plans to do some international service work prior to attending medical school. Amy is one of four sisters - 3 of which are currently in college - and is a 2004 graduate of Sunnyside High School in Sunnyside, WA.

            David St. Hilaire is a computer engineering junior with a 3.95 GPA. He enjoys the challenging coursework and diverse population of UW's CSE department where he has found many opportunities for growth, personally with friendships and professionally with the teachings of the talented staff. He recently studied Spanish language and culture in Oaxaca, Mexico during a period of civil unrest and is thankful for this unique opportunity. After graduation, he plans to travel and work abroad prior to settling down in the U.S. David is a 2003 graduate of Riverside Christian High School in Yakima where most of his family continues to reside.

            Registration for the golf tournament and lunch begin at 12 p.m. Play begins with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The cost for the tournament is $88 for UW Alumni Association members and $110 for non-members. Prices include golf cart, range balls and lunch.

            The Husky Insider Banquet starts with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $38 for UW Alumni Association members and $48 for non-members.

            The UW Coaches Tour is produced by the UW Alumni Association and the UW Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Seattle radio station KJR-AM is the sponsor.

            For event information, contact Mike Plonski at the UWAA at 206-616-0479.

            To register for the Coaches Tour golf tournament and Husky Insider Banquet, or to get more information, go to UWalum.com or call the UWAA at 1-800-AUW-ALUM.

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