Football Writers Association of America Jan. 5, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dave Sittler
Winner is theatre major at Colorado

NEW ORLEANS, La. (FWAA) – Garrett Holtz, a freshman at the University of Colorado, was named the seventh winner of the Volney Meece Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded by the Football Writers Association of America and named for the late Volney Meece. Meece served 22 years as the FWAA's executive director and was the organization's president in 1971.

The scholarship is a $1,000 annual grant for four years. It is given to a deserving son or daughter of an FWAA member.

Holtz is the son of FWAA member Randy Holtz, a staff writer for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver.

Garrett Holtz is a 2003 graduate of Mullen High School, where he maintained a 3.27 grade point average. In his junior and senior years, Holtz was a member of Mullen track teams that won consecutive Colorado state championships.

Holtz was heavily involved in Mullen's theatre department, where he acted in more than a dozen plays and musicals and won the school's Best Actor Award his senior year. His high school experience convinced him to major in drama in college, where he has just completed his first semester at CU.

Previous Meece Scholarship winners include: Bret Goering, Topeka, Kan.; Kelley Brooks, Denver, Colo.; James Butz, Schaumberg, Ill.; Sara Barnhart, Atlanta, Ga.; Patrick Davis, Coventry, Conn.; and Jacqueline O’Toole, Gaithersburg, Md.

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