Washington State Magazine

Spring 2003


Spring 2003

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In This Issue...

Features

Philip & Neva Abelson: Pioneers on the knowledge frontier :: Philip Abelson '33 developed the process, adopted by the Manhattan Project, for separating U-235 from U-238. He went on to make significant contributions to biochemistry, chemistry, engineering physics, and other fields. Neva Abelson '34 developed the test for the Rh factor in newborns. What was once Science Hall now carries their name. by Pat Caraher

Between humor and menace: The art of Gaylen Hansen :: Gaylen Hansen paints his alter ego as he confronts giant grasshoppers and a buffalo lurking behind the bed. by Sheri Boggs

Resilient Cultures—A new understanding of the New World :: The history of European and Indian interactions is being dramatically rewritten. In a new book, a WSU historian produces an update. by John Kicza

Whirlwind tour :: On an August morning, Senator Murray '72 visits Dayton to hear its concerns. by Treva Lind

Homage to a difficult land: An African scientist returns home :: Beset by a relentless drought, the Sahel seems in unstoppable ecological decline. But Oumar Badini will not give up. There must be some way to help Mali farmers reclaim the land. Story and photos by Peter Chilson

Field Notes

Halloween in Iraq :: A traveler explores rumors of genuine "evildoers." by Nathan Mauger

Panoramas

Departments

Tracking

Cover: A young fan gets his autograph from quarterback Jason Gesser. Read story. Photo by Shelly Hanks.

Sports
Rien Long. By Kevin German

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Rien Long. Kevin German

Long wins Outland Trophy, four named All-America

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Washington State's Rien Long proved to be more than a "West Coast wonder." The 6-6, 286-pound defensive tackle earned the Outland Trophy as college football's top interior lineman for 2002.

"He put us on the map tonight," coach Mike Price said of the junior from Anacortes. They attended the College Football Awards Show together December 12 in Orlando, Florida.

Long's defensive prowess was recognized earlier in the season. He was picked to a number of All-America first teams, including those of the Associated Press and the Football Writers Association. His regular season statistics included 20.5 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, and three pass deflections.

Three other Cougars earned All-America recognition. Senior offensive guard Derrick Roche of Kent was one of 25 players named to the American Football Coaches Association's first team, and AP second team. He had 38 consecutive starts for WSU. Quarterback Jason Gesser was a first-team choice of College Football News. The senior from Honolulu threw for 3,169 yards and 27 touchdowns during the 2002 regular season. Long and senor cornerback Marcus Trufant, Tacoma, earned first-team honors from ESPN.com. Trufant also was named to AP's second team.

Categories: Athletics | Tags: Awards, Football

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