Two NSFA students win Dean Smith Awards

The University of Maine announced on Sunday that Corey Conner (a nursing student from Townsend, Mass.) of the cross country and women’s track and field team and Jeremy Bender (a marine science student from St. Paul, Minn.) of the men’s swimming team are the recipients of the 2011 “M” Club Dean Smith Awards. The awards are presented to the male and female student-athlete with outstanding academic and athletic achievement along with citizenship and community service. More information is in a UMaine athletics news release.