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Hughley Named V Foundation Comeback Award Finalist

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hughleyvnominationsliderWinner to be Named March 30

The V Foundation for Cancer Research has named Sanchez Hughley a finalist for the tenth annual V Foundation Comeback Award. The award is presented in conjunction with ESPN and the recipient will be announced March 30 during ESPNís basketball coverage. The finalists are: DíAndre Bell, Georgia Tech; Dallas Blocker, Youngstown State; Brianna Culberson, Denver; Kelvin Davis, San Diego State; Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska; Sanchez Hughley, Florida Atlantic; Thomas Kleinschnitz, Franciscan University of Steubenville; Kristen Lucci, Waynesburg; and Dana Pernell Smith II, Longwood. The annual award is open to men and women collegiate basketball student-athletes in all divisions. It is awarded to an individual or a team who has accomplished a personal triumph in the face of true adversity, be it in health, life or moral dilemma. Student-athletes are nominated by their athletics department representative. The award is presented in memory of Jim Valvano, the late basketball coach and ESPN commentator, whose personal battle with cancer inspired the creation of The V Foundation. In his memorable speech at ESPNís inaugural ESPY Awards announcing the creation of The V Foundation, Valvanoís ďDonít Give Up. . .Donít Ever Give Up!Ēģ motto created a legacy from which the Comeback Award was created.

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