UF Hall of Fame to Induct Distance Runner Kay Lennon and Swimmer Justin Zumsteg


Published: Friday, April 1, 2005 at 1:15 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, April 1, 2005 at 1:15 p.m.

University of Florida junior track and field and cross country athlete Kay Lennon (New Smyrna Beach, Fla.) and senior swimmer Justin Zumsteg (Rochester, Mich) will be two of just 25 UF students to be inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame in 2005.

Lennon, a junior distance runner, who is a senior academically, has consistently been a member of the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll. Lennon has also served as an intern in the White House and was a Rhodes Scholarship State Finalist. She is currently a member of the Dean's List and enjoys a full academic scholarship thanks to the Bright Futures Scholarship program.

In his career at Florida, Zumsteg has been a consistent SEC Academic Honor Roll selection, an Anderson Scholar, a Reitz Scholar, and a member of the Matthews' Society. Also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Executive Board, Zumsteg founded and designed a program called "A Night with the Stars," an event to enhance interest in the sciences. Through the program, school children get a chance to meet Gator student-athletes and are taught the basics of astronomy at the Campus Teaching Observatory.

Since 1921, the University of Florida Hall of Fame has recognized seniors and graduate students who have consistently demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving the University of Florida through campus and community involvement, participation in organized campus activities, and scholastic achievement. It is one of the most prestigious honors awarded to students by the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Florida.

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