- Associated Press - Friday, January 31, 2014

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Marshall University’s medical school has created an endowed scholarship fund through a gift from former university administrator and women’s sports pioneer Dot Hicks.

The university says the scholarship will be awarded to a first-year student at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The student must be a West Virginia resident and the scholarship will be renewable for three additional years pending normal academic progress.

Hicks retired as a Marshall faculty member in 1999. She spent 30 years as a professor of education and coordinator of clinical supervision of teachers. She was the founder of women’s athletics at Marshall and coached teams in women’s golf, tennis, badminton and volleyball. Marshall’s softball stadium is named after her.

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