John Timu has won the Brett E. Baldwin Memorial Academic Scholarship for his work in the Department of Anthropology. Today, Coach Sark acknowledged the Long Beach native’s accomplishment during the morning team meeting. Timu, the starting middle linebacker for the Dawgs, has performed at a high level on and off the field, earning a 3.14 GPA and compiling 143 tackles in his two years at the University of Washington. The award is highly selective as it is granted to only two anthropology students each year based on academic merit. As Gregg Bell reported yesterday, Timu is the first UW student-athlete to win the award. Later this spring, Timu will be a featured presenter at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium.
The 2013 UW Football Coaches Clinic is quickly approaching. High school and youth football coaches are invited to join Husky Head Coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff for a full day of instruction on a wide range of subjects from a great roster of speakers. Coaches will also get to work in small position groups with the Husky staff later in the evening. The camp will take place all day on Saturday, April 13. Brochures and registration information can be found at GoHuskies.com.
Husky running back Bishop Sankey (@_GotTheJuiceNow) spent some time this week at the Automobili Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory at the University of Washington. Technologies developed in the lab – which is also known as the “Lambo Lab” campus – can be found on products as exotic as Lamborghinis or as relatively mundane as golf clubs. The lab is currently undertaking research projects backed by Boeing, the Federal Aviation Administration, and by Lamborghini itself. It was fitting for the high performing Sankey (1439 yards on 289 carries in 2013) to visit the lab supported by the famous Italian super-car company. The UW Recruiting Twitter account captured Sankey’s visit in tweet form, and thus have this week’s Tweet of the Week.
— UW Recruiting (@UWRecruits) April 3, 2013
The Seahawks hosted 17 local players for a pre-draft workout and one of those participants was safety Justin Glenn. Glenn worked out at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Wednesday in an event that has included UW players in the past. In 2011, Jake Locker worked at the VMAC before being selected eighth overall in the first round by the Tennessee Titans. Last year, Jermaine Kearse also showcased his abilities at the facility, and was eventually signed as a free agent by the Seahawks.
We’re 162 days away from the grand opening of Husky Stadium when the Dawgs take on the Boise State Broncos. Coach Sirmon is fired up for the new opportunity and he tweeted out this pic yesterday from his future office with a view of Lake Washington in the background.
— Peter Sirmon (@petersirmon) March 22, 2013