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May 16, 1991

Former UCLA quarterback Troy Aikman, now with the Dallas Cowboys, has donated $75,000 to UCLA for a permanently endowed scholarship. Interest on the money will provide tuition, room, board and books for future athletes.

Aikman said that he endowed the scholarship "because I wanted to give something back to UCLA. UCLA gave me a second chance after I transferred from Oklahoma, and I felt this would be the right way to thank the school for everything it did for me."

UCLA gymnasts Natalie Britton and Renee Kelly were named to the All-Pacific 10 Conference women's team.

Pepperdine sophomore middle blocker Tom Sorenson and UCLA sophomore setter Mike Sealy were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Assn.'s All-American second team.

Sorenson also was selected to the All-Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Assn. first team. Second-team selections from UCLA were senior outside hitter Carl Henkel and Sealy.

Four students from Westside high schools were recognized as scholar-athletes in the California Angels/Ford Academic awards program.

Honorees, and their grade-point averages on a four-point scale, included Katie Ross of Immaculate Heart, 3.83; Erin L. Mosher of Marlborough, 3.57; Christine Boehle of Notre Dame Academy, 3.58 and Tanya Chan of Los Angeles Westlake. The Westlake gymnastics team, which had a collective GPA of 3.29, was among honored teams.

Offensive lineman Eduardo Vega, a graduate of Hamilton High, Santa Monica College and Memphis State University, has been working with SMC linemen in spring practice while he waits to report to training camp with the Phoenix Cardinals. Vega was a sixth-round draft choice of the Cardinals.

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