Mark Edwards Named Top Amateur Sports Figure in St. Louis
St. Louis, Mo., November 1, 2010 – Washington University in St. Louis men’s basketball coach Mark Edwards has been named the 2010 recipient of the Carl O. Bauer Award, presented annual by the Missouri Athletic Club to the top amateur sports figure in the St. Louis area.
Edwards will receive the award at the 41st Annual Jack Buck Sports Awards Banquet on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Missouri Athletic Club located at 405 Washington Ave. in downtown St. Louis. The banquet will be broadcast live on KMOX Radio.
Edwards enters his 30th season the Danforth Campus with an overall record of 529-239 (.689). The winningest coach in school history, Edwards has guided the Bears to a school-record 26-consecutive winning seasons, 10 University Athletic Association (UAA) championships, 15 NCAA Tournaments and the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Division III National Championship.
The award, which was established in 1978, is named after the MAC’s Athletic Director who brought innovation and inspiration to the Club during his 45 years of service. Over the years, the award has honored some of the best amateur athletes, coaches, and administrators including Kellen Winslow, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Chase Daniel, Ed Hightower and Washington University women’s basketball coach Nancy Fahey.
The preseason No. 20 ranked Washington University men’s basketball team opens the 2010-11 season on Monday, Nov. 15, at MacMurray College. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m., in Jacksonville, Ill.
To purchase tickets for the 41st Annual Jack Buck Sports Awards Banquet, contact James Wilson at (314) 539-4488. Tickets are $125 per person.