Tyrel Reed Recognized as Chick-Fil-A Community of Champions Honoree

April 20, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Senior guard Tyrel Reed was named a Big 12 Conference Winter Chick-fil-A Community of Champions honoree it was announced by the league office Wednesday.

Reed finished his career as the winningest player in KU history with a 132-17 record in his four seasons in Lawrence. The Burlington, Kan., native was named Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team on Feb. 22. He also made the 2010-11 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award All-America First Team April 1. Reed was an Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection all three years he was eligible.

For the 2010-11 season, Reed was the only Jayhawk to start every game and led Kansas with 72 three-pointers and 56 steals. He was named 2011 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and was KU’s third-leading scorer with 9.7 points per contest. Reed graduated from KU in December and has been accepted into KU Medicine’s physical therapy school.

The Big 12 Conference picked one recipient from each member school for the winter sports based on the three categories of academics, community service and leadership and sportsmanship. In order to be eligible, student-athletes needed at least a 3.0 GPA, to be involved with at least one community service program and to demonstrate leadership and sportsmanship on and off the field. Chick-fil-A will donate $3,000 to the University of Kansas for Reed’s efforts.