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Oct. 27, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State senior Kevin Houser has been granted a $5,000 scholarship by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Foundation. NACDA President Dave Hart, Jr., made the announcement today.

Houser, a finance major and starting tight end and long snapper for the 21st-ranked Buckeyes, is one of four individuals from the schools – Ohio State, Penn State, Miami and Arizona – that competed in the two NACDA sponsored football games, the Kickoff Classic and the Pigskin Classic. The four winners will be honored during NACDA’s 35th anniversary Convention, June 11-14, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Houser has three times been selected to the Academic all-Big Ten Conference team and he is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete. Houser is also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board and has spoken at schools and assemblies as part of OSU’s DARE program.

A veteran of 43 games for the Buckeyes, Houser has been a key contributor as a special teams player and as a tight end. He has caught passes in each of the Buckeyes’ last three games.

Penn State kicker Travis Forney, Miami safety Jeff Popovich and Arizona linebacker David Vasquez also were awarded NACDA scholarships.