Student athlete awarded the Motz Outstanding Athlete Scholarship


Alicia Nelson and Bob Weems

Adams State student athlete and art major Alicia Nelson received the Adams State University Marv Motz Outstanding Athlete Scholarship. Established by Adams State alumnus, Bob Weems '56, the award honors the late Dr. Marv Motz, emeritus professor of psychology. "Marv was a good athlete, a good friend and a good student," Weems said.

To be eligible for the $1000 scholarship, the student must be a member of a varsity athletic team with a 2.8 or better GPA. Coaches and faculty nominate recipients to the athletic director who makes the final recommendation. This is the second year it has been awarded. Nelson runs track and a football player received the scholarship last year.

Weems taught math and coached football and basketball after graduating from Adams State. He later became a computer programmer for the Air Force and eventually retired from the Standard Oil Company in Tulsa, Okla., in 1988.

Damon Martin, Zoila Gomez, Bob Weems, Alicia Nelson, Thelma Weems, Larry Mortensen, Mary Motz, Eugene Schilling

A dinner, held on May 1 at the Bistro Rialto, honored  Alicia Nelson and Bob Weems. Those present included Adams State Coach Damon Martin, Adams State coordinator for the High Altitude Training Center Zoila Gomez, Bob Weems, Alicia Nelson, Thelma Weems, Adams State Athletic Director Larry Mortensen, Mary Motz, Adams State Professor of Art Eugene Schilling.