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HCA: Luke Falk and Alissa Brooks named winners of the Tom Hansen medal

Cougar seniors receive prestigious honor from the Pac-12

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Cougar quarterback Luke Falk and women’s track star Alissa Brooks-Johnson have been named the recipients of this year’s Tom Hansen medal. The Pac-12 conference awards a medal (named after the former commissioner) each year to every member’s top senior male and female athletes based on the combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics, and leadership. The Pac-12 has been awarding this medal since 1960. In 2009 the award was re-named for Hansen. This year’s winners are two of WSU’s all-time greats.

Falk holds the WSU record for most wins as a quarterback with 27 and holds Pac-12 records for passing yards, total offense and touchdowns. The three-time All Pac-12 signal caller was also named the Sun Bown MVP and won the Burlsworth Trophy for the nation’s best walk-on.

Brooks-Johnson is a three-time Pac-12 champion in the heptathlon and also was a two time All-American. She also holds top ten school marks in four different track categories. It can reasonably be said that Brooks-Johnson has to be considered one of WSU’s all-time greatest track athletes.

Congratulations and good luck in the future to Luke and Alissa!


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