Texas's Imani Boyette rebounds earned the J.J. Pickle award for community service. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Boyette earns J.J. Pickle award

Boyette will play for Chicago Sky in WNBA

Posted April 29th, 2016

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  • The University Unions is recognizing her leadership and service with the 2016 J.J. “Jake” Pickle Citizenship Award, an annual award given to a student in honor of the former congressman.

Former Texas women’s basketball player Imani Boyette was named the 2016 recipient of the J.J. “Jake” Pickle Citizenship Award on Friday.

On and off the court, UT Women’s Basketball center Imani Boyette makes a significant impact on the Forty Acres. Telling her powerful story through poetry, Boyette raises awareness for mental health and sexual violence prevention resources. The University Unions is recognizing her leadership and service with the 2016 J.J. “Jake” Pickle Citizenship Award, an annual award given to a student in honor of the former congressman.

“Winning this award means I’ll carry on his legacy. I’m really humbled,” said Boyette, a senior accounting major who was recently drafted by the Chicago Sky, a professional team in the Women’s National Basketball Association.

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