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David Cowan Receives Jim Schaffer Service Award

2nd Athletics Hall of Fame Award for Cowan


David Cowan receives Jim Schaffer Service Award, 2017 Mavericks Homecoming

The recipient of this year's MSU Athletics Jim Schaffer Service Award is David Cowan. Dave received the award during the Hall of Fame Induction Dinner held October 6.

A familiar face at MSU sporting events, Dave is both a graduate and an employee of Minnesota State University, Mankato whose contributions to MSU Maverick Athletics have been abundant and have come primarily behind the scenes.

Dating back to the late 1970's Dave was a key player in developing financial data required by the State University Board before it would eventually approve MSU's re-admission to the North Central Conference in 1981.

In his current role as Director of Facilities Services, and in his various administrative positions at MSU over the last four decades, Dave has worked closely with Minnesota State Athletics on a daily basis. He has also played an integral role with athletic support groups, serving on boards and committees of several of our sport booster clubs.

As part of the Facilities Management Division, David has contributed countless hours and personal funds toward many events for its employees and student workers.

Also a 1995 inductee in the Athletics Hall of Fame, Dave is a hard-working and loyal member of the Maverick family who is well deserving of the prestigious Jim Schaffer Service Award! Congratulations, Dave!

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