Muransky, Barr Recognized with Distinguished Alumni Awards

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Former University of Michigan football players Ed Muransky and Terry Barr were recognized with distinguished alumni awards at the Athletic Department's Academic Achievement Banquet for student-athletes held Monday evening (April 14) at the Michigan Union. After stellar careers as student-athletes at Michigan, both individuals carried that success into their business ventures after graduation.

Muransky received the Gerald R. Ford Award, named after the 38th President of the United States and a former U-M football player, presented annually to the former Wolverine student-athlete who epitomizes excellence in scholarship, sport and society. Muransky was a three-year letterman (1979-81) and started 36 consecutive games at right tackle for the Wolverines. He earned All-America honors both on the gridiron and in the classroom during the 1981 season and was a two-time All-Big Ten Conference first team selection (1980-81).

Barr was named the recipient of the inaugural Don A. Lund Award, named in honor of the former nine-time letter-winning student-athlete, National Championship baseball coach and Associate Athletic Director at Michigan. The award is presented to the former U-M letter-winner who personifies the Michigan tradition of loyalty, service and leadership to the athletic department and university that Lund displayed throughout his career. Barr starred on the gridiron at halfback during the mid-1950s (1954-56). He was the athletic department's Big Ten Medal of Honor winner in 1957 and received induction into the Michigan Hall of Honor in 1994.

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