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Honor and excellence

Distinguished alumni receive the prestigious Cohn and Orrico Awards to recognize their outstanding dedication to Husky Athletics

UW Athletics is excited to announce our 2023 recipient of the Dave and Ruth Cohn Alumni Merit Award — Men’s Basketball legend and Husky Hall of Famer Detlef Schrempf. The honor is awarded to alumni and former letter winners who demonstrate tireless dedication, leadership qualities, integrity in sportsmanship and an extraordinary commitment to Husky Athletics. While at UW, Detlef led the Huskies to two Pac-10 titles and consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, including a Sweet Sixteen run in 1984. A first-round NBA draft pick, Detlef played 11 years in the league, winning the Sixth Man award twice. Detlef is still deeply involved with the UW Men’s Basketball program, providing mentorship and an endowment for student-athletes.

Distinguished UW alum Alex Washburn earns the highly-esteemed Frank Orrico Award. The award celebrates a notable member of the UW Athletics community through their generous contributions, service and devotion to Washington. Alex previously held a role on our Tyee Board of Advisors, and he currently serves as managing partner and co-founder of Columbia Pacific Advisors and Wealth Management, as well as being an integral part of our Tyee Executive Committee. A Tyee Club Champions Circle member, Alex has supported UW Athletics in numerous ways, including as a Game Changer and through an endowed Men’s Golf scholarship.

View the full list of past Dave and Ruth Cohn Alumni Merit Award and Frank Orrico Award winners.

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