Northwest NEWS

March 5, 2001

Local News

Tuiasosopo, Conniff to be honored

At the suggestion of a local Husky fan, the Woodinville City Council will honor Marques Tuiasosopo and Pat Conniff, 1997 graduates of Woodinville High School, at their March 12 meeting. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the new City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave. NE.
   The University of Washington Huskies defeated the Purdue Boilermakers in the 2001 New Year's Day Rose Bowl held in Pasadena. Tuiasosopo, the Husky's quarterback, led the team to a 34-24 victory and received the Most Valuable Player award. Conniff is the team's defensive fullback.
   Deputy Mayor Scott Hageman, a University of Washington graduate and lifelong Husky fan, traveled to Pasadena for the 87th Rose Bowl.
   "It has been my good fortune to accompany several UW teams to the Rose Bowl. Never have I been more proud to witness two fine young men such as Marques Tuiasosopo and Pat Conniff leading our team to the championship. It is truly an honor and a privilege to have these wonderful ambassadors to represent the City of Woodinville."
   Both players graduate in June from the UW. Tuiasosopo, a business administration major, may accept a professional football offer, notes his mother, Tina Tuiasosopo. Conniff, a criminal justice and sociology major, intends to apply for a firefighter position, explains his mother, Sally Conniff.
   For more information on the reception, contact Marie Stake at (425) 489-2700.