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THS grad earns honor at UAB

November 21, 2011

A Tonganoxie High School graduate has been named student-athlete of the week at an NCAA Division I university.

Danny Volk, a senior tight end at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, was named student-athlete of the week at the Conference USA school this past week. Volk maintains a 3.66 grade-point average and is majoring in industrial distribution. He is in his second year on the UAB football team after spending three seasons on the Blazer baseball team. Entering his home finale Thursday against Southern Miss, Volk had 15 tackles in 10 games. He also was named special teams captain for the game against USM. Volk helped the Blazers upset the Eagles, 34-31, improving to 3-8. It was just Southern Miss’ second loss of the season.

Volk also is a three-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll and past recipient of the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal.

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