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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.