Five current Missouri student-athletes have been selected to Mizzou '39, which recognizes 39 outstanding seniors for their academic achievement, leadership and service to the university and community.
Football quarterback Chase Daniel, gymnast Alicia Hatcher, basketball guard Alyssa Hollins, track and field long jumper/hurdler JaNay Woolridge and golfer Peter Malnati were selected for the award, which pays tribute to the spirit of service displayed by the university's founding families in 1839.
Recipients are selected by a committee of alumni and faculty that reviews the applications and conducts interviews. The program, created by the Alumni Association Student Board in 2005, will honor recipients and their mentors at a banquet Friday and during halftime of the Missouri-Nebraska men's basketball game Saturday.
Hatcher has also been named to the Big 12 Chick-Fil-A Community of Champions, an award that recognizes one student-athlete from each school.
Recipients of the award must have a 3.0 or higher grade point average, be involved with at least one community service program and demonstrate leadership and sportsmanship on and off the field.
MU's athletic department will receive a $3,000 award for Hatcher's accomplishment.