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Muma, Agebrand, and Campbell Win Admiral Land Awards

Diane E. Dodson, Area Coordinator for Media and Public Relations, University of Wyoming Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

 Laramie, Wyo. (Oct. 22, 2022) – 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. 
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.

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