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Rick Rose annual award established

The Department of Athletics at the University of Minnesota, Morris has announced the establishment of the Rose Award. The award is named to celebrate the life of Rick Rose, a member of the UMM Cougar men's basketball team and beloved student who died last fall on homecoming weekend.

The annual award will be presented to a member of the men's basketball team who exemplifies the qualities that Rose displayed while he was part of the basketball program: being a good teammate, having a good attitude and persevering through hardship.

The recipient will be selected by a vote of the members of the men's basketball team. The recipient will receive a plaque commemorating the award. A perpetual plaque listing the annual Rose Award winners will be displayed in the P. E. Center trophy case at UMM.

The award was announced on campus during 2006 Homecoming events this past weekend.