* University of Wyoming press release

LARAMIE -- An outstanding student-athlete and two dedicated student workers are the winners of the 2022 Admiral Land Award and Trophy, a great Wyoming homecoming tradition. This year's Award winner is football player Chad Muma, and the Trophy co-winners are Emma Agebrand and Jocelyn Campbell. The presentations were made at Saturday's Wyoming-Utah State Homecoming football game.

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The Admiral Land Award is presented to the student-athlete(s) who has completed his or her Wyoming competition during the preceding academic year and demonstrated outstanding achievement in intercollegiate competition, exemplary personal conduct during competition, and maintained academic standing with satisfactory progress toward a degree. The Admiral Land Trophy is awarded to the student (non-collegiate athlete) who has done the most to promote Intercollegiate Athletics at the University during the previous school year.

A native of Lone Tree, Colo., Chad Muma was drafted by the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round after a stellar career playing linebacker for the ‘Pokes. He was recognized as one of the top defensive players in college football in 2021, earning Second-Team All-America honors from both the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Pro Football Focus. He was a two-time First-Team All-Mountain West selection and played in the 2022 Reese’s Senior Bowl. Muma ranked third in the nation in solo tackles (6.5 per game)and ranked No. 4 in the nation in total tackles (10.9 per game) for the 2021 season. Muma helped lead Wyoming to two bowl victories during his Wyoming career – the 2019 Arizona Bowl Championship and the 2021 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl title. The son of Ty and Kara Muma, Chad earned a 3.439 GPA while majoring in mechanical engineering.

Emma Agebrand is a graduate student in the Athletic Department Game Management Office. Her duties in Athletics include overseeing gameday officials, setup for events, coordinating the IPF for football pre-game, assisting with scoreboard operation, and overseeing interns. She earned her degree from UW with a double major in Accounting and Finance with a 3.6 GPA. She is currently enrolled in the Business Administration masters program where she carries a 3.7 GPA. During her academic career, she has earned the John C. and Esther L. Clay Graduate Fellowship in Business as well as numerous Dean’s List and Provost’s List honors. She is active in the Financial Women’s Association, holds her substitute teaching license, and volunteers as a Youth Volleyball Coach and for the “Big Event” on campus. A native of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Emma is the daughter of Ericka and Martin Agebrand.

As an undergraduate, Jocelyn Campbell worked in the Cowboy Joe Club offices as an intern for three years while also a member of the Spirit Squad. She earned degrees in both English and Communications with a GPA of 3.895 and is now enrolled in the Communication and Journalism Department’s Master’s program in Communication. Campbell is actively involved with the Cowboy Joe Golf Series, the annual auction, football and basketball parking, Steer-A-Year program, W Club, Young Alumni Club, and member hospitalities. She serves as the lead on the Ragtime Club, working with young alumni. She has a positive and creative attitude and possesses excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, which have made her a valued member of the Cowboy Joe Club staff. A native of Phoenix, Ariz., Campbell is the daughter of Rick and Juanita Campbell.

The Admiral Land awards have been a special part of Homecoming since 1953. They were established as a tribute to distinguished UW alumnus Admiral Emory S. Land, class of 1898. Land was a World War II Shipping Administrator and head of the U.S. Maritime Service. At UW, he was a member of the first football team and four of the first five teams in school history.

Following are the previous Admiral Land Award & Trophy Winners:

     Year               Admiral Land Award                            Admiral Land Trophy

1953                                    Paul Carlin, Track

1954                                    George Galuska, Football

1955                                    Bob Jingling, Baseball

1956                                    Joe Capua, Basketball

1957                                    Jim Crawford, Football

1958                                    C.T. “Wimp” Hewgley

1959                                    Harold Farmer, Football & Track                                    Janice Elmer

1960                                    Dick Ballinger, Wrestling                                                Mary Jones

1961                                    Jerry Hill, Football                                                           Dave Bonner

1962                                    Chuck Lamson, Football                                                 Gene Bryan

1963                                    Bob Hanson, Basketball                                                 Judy King

1964                                    Mack Balls, Football                                                       Joan Selmer

1965                                    Flynn Robinson, Basketball                                            John Hursh

1966                                    Bob Dinges, Football                                                       Babette Numon & Harold Blumenthal

1967                                    Mike Gregorio, Cross Country                                         Phil White, Jr.

1968                                    Mike Eberle, Basketball                                                  Carl Hanson & Jim York

1969                                    Bruce Jennings, Skiing                                                    Bill Hill

1970                                    Stan Dodds, Basketball                                                   Debbie Hardy

1971                                    Roy Wilson, Basketball                                                   Mary Ann Gorman & Don Bogdan

1972                                    Gary Fox, Football                                                          Kathy Hunt & Larry Bresso

1973                                    Staale Engen, Skiing                                                        The UW Marching Band

1974                                    Steve Cockreham, Football                                            Michelle Green & Bill Yost

1975                                    Jody Sloan, Wrestling                                                     The UW Pep Band

1976                                    Bill Ewing, Baseball                                                        Steve Prosinski

1977                                    Christine Brown, Women’s Athletics                             Sally Shurmur

1978                                    Kathy Merklin, Women’s Athletics                                 Randall Luthi

1979                                    Ross Houston, Skiing                                                      Pete Kuhn

1980                                    Geir Kvernmo, Track/Skiing                                            Cynthia Fester

1981                                    Charles Bradley, Basketball                                            Bob Ihle

1982                                    Phil Davis, Football; Bill Garnett, Basketball                  Mike Larson & Mark Netzel

1983                                    Lynn Stetson, Swimming; Stacy Ward, Skiing                Scott Roberts

1984                                    Wes Gasner, Wrestling; Mary Shea, Volleyball              Bill Lamberty

1985                                    Joe Ramunno, Football; Kathy Romsa, Track;                                Annie Easterbrook

Becky Simning, Skiing

1986                                    Mike Hamel, Wrestling; Shari Ahola, Skiing                   Audrey Waldock

1987                                    Jim Walter, Baseball                                                       Mike Chisholm

1988                                     Mark Miller, Swimming; Ronda Munger, Volleyball              Patrick Stolz

1989                                    Randy Welniak, Football                                                Amy Dimond & Ron Loghry

1990                                    Darcy Cudaback, Volleyball;                                           Kevin Rochlitz

& John Wodny, Cross Country

1991                                     Shelly Thacker, Track & Field; Rob Clayton, Swimming          Jeff Ketron

1992                                    David McCleave, Golf;                                                    UW Marching Band

Dave Myers, Wrestling;

Reginald Slater, Basketball

1993                                    Scarlett Gustin, Basketball;                                            Wildfire Dance Team

Mike Abbey, Track & Field

1994                                    Kiesa Fornstrom, Swimming                                          Noah Buckley, John Carr & Brian Madden

1995                                    Amy Burnett, Basketball;                                               Karen Schatz

Ryan Christopherson, Football

1996                                    Joe Cummings, Football;                                                Doug Hoffman

Tom Hickenlooper, Wrestling

1997                                    Shilo Mathill, Wrestling                                                  Kevin Koerwitz

1998                                    Brian Lee, Football                                                          Dusty Clements

1999                                    Mark Winninger, Wrestling                                            Mark Gibbs

2000                                    Corey Hamrick, Wrestling                                              Baend Buus

2001                                    Joe Hall, Track & Field                                                    Abi Gerhard

2002                                    Oscar Delgado, Diving                                                     Will LeDoux & Shalee McCue

2003                        Josh Rollins, Football                                                      Mark Krug

2004                        Casey Bramlet, Football                                                  Keven Gibbs

2005                        Shauna Smith, Track, & Scott Usher, Swimming           Jason Wasserburger

        2006                         Bryce Leonhardt, Wrestling                                           David Primus

        2007                         Kevin Bretting, Diving                                                     Mark Bock

        2008                         Hanna Zavecz, Basketball                                               Eric Whiting & Shelley Heward

        2009                         Ward Dobbs, Football, & Amanda Lathrop, Soccer                 Sean Valentine

       2010                        Emily Huth, Diving                                                          Kellen Little

        2011             Aubrey Vandiver, Basketball & Chris Prosinski, Football            Andy Chapman & Nick Kinney

        2012                         Joe LeBlanc, Wrestling                                                   Ali Galey and Ryan Freeman

         2013      Alfonso Hernandez, Wrestling, & Chaundra Sewell, Basketball       Katie Stout and Steven Sundberg

        2014                           Morgan Hartigan-Calhoon, Swimming & Diving           Jami Baker

         2015        Erin Kirby, Volleyball/Track & Field; Larry Nance, Jr., Basketball;    Cory Fields

& Shane Woods, Wrestling

2016                          Tanner Harms, Wrestling                                                Cassandra Craddock & Patrick Hall

2017                          Ryan Wallen, Golf                                                           Mary Ginsbach & Zach Wisniewski

2018                          Bryce Meredith, Wrestling & Liv Roberts, Basketball    Kayla Cryer

2019                          John Murdock, Golf                                                         Dana Jorgensen & Keaton Yeend

2020                                  No Awards Given (Pandemic)

2021                                  No Awards Given (Pandemic)

2022                          Chad Muma, Football                                                      Emma Agebrand & Jocelyn Campbell

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