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Utah Football Safety Terrell Burgess, Skier Guro Jordheim Win Pac-12 Tom Hansen Medal

Jun 11, 2020, 2:30 PM | Updated: 2:31 pm

University of Utah safety Terrell Burgess during fall camp. (Photo courtesy of Utah Athletics)...

University of Utah safety Terrell Burgess during fall camp. (Photo courtesy of Utah Athletics)

(Photo courtesy of Utah Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Pac-12 announced the 2019-20 Tom Hansen Conference Medal Winners from this past athletic calendar year.

The Tom Hansen Conference Medal is awarded annually to each member institution’s outstanding male and female student-athlete based on the exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership.

Utah football safety Terrell Burgess received the Pac-12 medal on the men’s side after earning Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 honors during his senior season. He finished the 2019 season third on the team with 81 tackles, including 7.5 tackles for loss and a half of a sack. Burgess was taken in the third round with the 104th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams.

Burgess received his degree in kinesiology. He was involved in Utah’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee and has a history of volunteer work with special needs students, including making school visits and arranging tours of the Utah football facility as well as attending games.

Utah skier Guro Jordheim received the Pac-12 medal for the women’s side after being named the 2020 USCSCA women’s Nordic Skier of the Year award. She is a two-time RMISA women’s Nordic Athlete of the Year, a two-time league MVP and a four-time first team All-RMISA. She finished third in the 5-km freestyle at the 2020 NCAA Championships where she finished her career with seven All-America honors. Jordheim missed the opportunity to compete for a career maximum eight after the remainder of the championships were cancelled.

She finished her career with 17 career race wins and 29 career podium finishes while leading the Utes to two NCAA Championships in 2017 and 2019. Jordheim graduated from Utah with a degree in mathematics.

Burgess is the fourth football player to win the Pac-12 medal, joining defensive end Derrick Shelby in 2012, defensive end Hunter Dimick in 2017 and linebacker Chase Hansen in 2019.

Jordheim is the second woman from the ski team to win the Pac-12 medal. The other recipient was Maria Graefnings in 2012.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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