Derek Kennard (1981-83/ Football)


Kennard was an Associated Press All-America selection as an offensive tackle 1983 after twice being named All-Big Sky Conference. Following two years with the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League, he was a 10-veteran in the National Football League, starting at guard and tackle with the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals, the New Orleans Saints, and the Dallas Cowboys. He won a Super Bowl Championship ring with the Cowboys to cap his career. In 1988 he was an alternate selection to the Pro Bowl. Originally from Stockton, Calif., Kennard came to Nevada in 1980 and played four years for Coach Chris Ault. He was second team All-Big Sky as a sophomore, and first team All-Conference as a junior and senior. The 1983 Wolf Pack team, of which he was a team captain, was the conference champion and made it to the semifinals of the 1-AA championships, losing to eventual champion Southern Illinois.

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Alison Powers

Senior Alison Powers made an epic comeback to the pole vault pit after sitting out with injury last season, shattering her own indoor track record at the National Pole Vault Summit. Powers jumped for a mark of 13 feet and 3.5 inches (4.05m), edging out her previous mark by a full six inches. Powers also won her pit at the premiere event.

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