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Duncan Named Outstanding Alumna for ESS

Lori Duncan receives Outstanding Alumna award from Joel Cormier

EKU Colonels women's volleyball coach Lori Duncan was selected as the Outstanding Alumna at the annual Honor Awards Day ceremony of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science on May 13. Duncan graduated with a Bachelor of Recreation and Park Administration with a minor in Physical Education in 1984.  She later completed two master's degrees at EKU, one in Physical Education in 1986, and a second in Student Personnel Services in 1987. 

The Outstanding Alumnus Award is given to the graduate from the Department who has distinguished him or herself over a prolonged period in the profession. 

An outstanding volleyball player during her four year career with EKU, Duncan topped off her playing days with EKU's Female Athlete of the Year award in 1984. She then went on to succeed legendary coach Geri Polvino to become only the second women's volleyball coach in Colonel history. Duncan recently completed her 18th season as head coach. Under her guidance, EKU captured a share of consecutive regular season titles in 2004 and 2005, winning the conference tournament in 2004 and earning the league's automatic berth to the NCAA tournament.  Duncan was named the 2004 OVC Coach of the Year. 

"To be back at my alma matter doing something I love is just fantastic," Duncan said. "Few people can know what it's like to come back and lead a program you once played for."

Published on May 17, 2016

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