Three Jayhawk Student-athletes Receive the Chick-fil-A Community of Champions Award

June 8, 2010

LAWRENCE, Kan.– –

Three Kansas student-athletes received the Chick-fil-A Community of Champions award for their community service work, academic excellence as well as for their leadership and sportsmanship on and off the field.

In honor of the Jayhawk award recipients, Drew Dudley (football), Danielle McCray (women’s basketball) and Casey Lytle (baseball), Chick-fil-A donated $3000 to the Kansas Athletics general scholarship fund, $1000 in the name of each honoree.

KU senior Linebacker, Dudley was recognized by the Chick-fil-A Community of Champions for his work done in fall 2009.

Dudley who is a civil engineering major, served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) executive board and volunteered for the Adopt-a-Haskell Rascal program, which raises money to purchase gifts from local children’s wish lists.

Dudley also teamed up with SAAC to support the Big 12 charity of choice, the Special Olympics, and also was a part of the Jayhawks READ program.

KU women’s basketball standout and captain, McCray, was honored for her work done in the winter of 2009-10, and served on the SAAC executive board and the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics.

McCray was also an honoree in the 2009-10 KU Women of Distinction calendar, volunteered for the Crimson and Blue Holiday Project, which is an annual visit that the KU women’s basketball team makes to Lawrence Memorial Hospital to brighten patients spirit’s during the holiday season, and took part in the Jayhawks READ program.

KU baseball right fielder and team captain, Lytle, received the Chick-fil-A Community of Champions award for his work done in spring 2010. The SAAC executive board member and finance major was a frequent volunteer for the Special Olympics.