More MS news articles for Sep 2001

MS Dinner Honors Top Sports Figures

Friday, September 21, 2001
The Salt Lake Tribune

PGA Tour star Mike Weir, University of Utah women's basketball coach Elaine Elliott and former coaches Frank Layden and LaVell Edwards were among the sports figures honored Thursday during one of the state's most prestigious annual awards programs. The 23rd Multiple Sclerosis Dinner of Champions, presented by the McCarthey family, recognized athletic contributions and achievements related to MS.
Weir, a former Brigham Young golfer who lives in Draper, ranks among the PGA Tour's top 15 money-winners this season, after winning the American Express Championship in Spain last November. He was named the professional of the year.
Elliott, who took the Utes to the Sweet 16 in March, their biggest achievement in the program's 27 years, was named the sportsperson of the year. Layden, a longtime Jazz coach and executive, received the Our Man Award for efforts on behalf of the Multiple Sclerosis Society's Utah chapter. Edwards, the former BYU football coach, received the T.K. McCarthey Silver Hope Award.
Other honorees included Donna Liebrecht, MS champion of the year; John Rose, MS Above and Beyond Award; Weber State track coach Chick Hislop, amateur athletics lifetime achievement award; WSU high jumper Charles Clinger, top male collegiate athlete; Utah skier Petra Svet, top female collegiate athlete; Lone Peak multisport athlete Sam Burgess, top male high school athlete; Timpanogos volleyball player Lauren Richards, top female high school athlete; and BYU's men's volleyball national champions and Mountain View High's girls basketball national champions, co-teams of the year.
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