Late Cal coxswain to be honored by NCAA

October 26, 2011, 7:27 pm
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Jill Costello, the late Cal coxswain who led the Golden Bears'varsity eight to a Pac-10 title and a runner-up NCAA team finish in 2010, isset to be honored with the NCAA Inspiration Award in January.Less than a month after the NCAA Championships, on June 24, 2010, Costello diedat the age of 22 from lung cancer.

A foundation called Jill's Legacy was established inMarch of 2011 that organizes Jog for Jill events, where proceeds go to lungcancer research and awareness.On Sept. 12, 2010, a 5k Jog for Jill event was held inGolden Gate Park, where approximately 3,000 people helped raise more than319,000.

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