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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Dr. Andrew J. Kozar of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville faculty has earned the R. Tait McKenzie Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

 Kozar, who holds the title University Professor at UT-Knoxville in recognition of his previous service as a UT administrator, is assigned to the Department of Physical Education and Dance and is curator of the university’s R. Tait McKenzie art collection.

 The AAHPERD is committed to developing and maintaining active, creative, health-promoting lifestyles and to enhancing skilled and aesthetic performance.

 The alliance’s McKenzie Award annually recognizes distinguished service by members which takes place outside the framework of the alliance, but which reflect prestige, honor and dignity.

 Kozar is author of the book, “The Sport Sculpture of R. Tait McKenzie,” which is in its second printing. He was executive assistant to Dr. Edward J. Boling when Boling was UT president.

Football fans remember Kozar as a member of Tennessee’s 1951 national championship team.

 Contact: Dr. Wendell Liemohn (423-974-1276)