UIL honors Duncanville girls coach Self-Morgan

Duncanville girls basketball coach Cathy Self-Morgan is among the 15 winners of the 2011 UIL Sponsor Excellence Awards.

From the UIL release on the awards:

The winners were selected by a panel of judges in the areas of music, athletics and academics from nominations submitted by school principals and superintendents across the state.

The award, now in its 21st year, was created to identify and recognize outstanding sponsors who enable students to develop and refine their extracurricular talents to the highest degree possible within the educational system.

“The benefits of interscholastic competition and student performance are only possible through the hard work and dedication of sponsors, coaches and directors like these,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. “On behalf of the UIL, I commend these outstanding educators.”

Each winner will receive $1,000 and a distinctive trophy from the UIL in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the pursuit of educational excellence through interscholastic competition. The University Interscholastic League continually strives to strengthen and promote the role of extracurricular activities in Texas through programs like the UIL Sponsor Excellence Award.

Denton Ryan's Jeannene Abney, a longtime sponsor for UIL one-act play, poetry and prose competitions, and Connie Stone, sponsor of Granbury's two-time UIL accounting state champions, also won Excellence Awards.