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Gold and Black Illustrated, Vol 26, Digital 5

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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED OLUME 26, ISSUE 5 90 The Golden Pete Awards is de- veloping a tradition all its own. The annual end-of-academ- ic-year awards show, in its fourth year, has had a reputation of keep- ing things fun and light. And this year was no different. Co-hosts Robbie Hummel and Katie Douglas managed to lever- age their legendary status as Boilermaker student-athletes to turn in strong performances as co- hosts. As has been the norm, the event has been full of self-depre- cating humor, a few good-natured inside barbs between players and coaches and strong use of video in- terspersed throughout. "I thought it went well," Hum- mel said the day after the April 24 event. "They have been working on me to do this for a couple of years, and it was really fun and easy to do. They have it so well organized that all you really have to do is ex- ecute it and have fun with it." While Hummel, a basketball star for Coach Matt Painter from 2008- 12, had never met Douglas, a 2001 All-America guard, prior to the event, he felt the two connected. "Katie couldn't have been easi- er to work with, and Ellie (Saxton) and her staff made the whole thing easy," Hummel said. In the past couple years of the Golden Petes, video has played an increased role in the 100-minute event. This year, the show kicked off Paul Sadler Robbie Hummel and Katie Douglas had fun as co-hosts of the fourth-annual Golden Pete's. But it was a video of Hummel, with student-athletes such as Johnny Hill and Ryan Cline (inset) that stole the show. Tom Campbell Golden Petes Celebrate Season Annual event focuses on accomplishment, humor BY ALAN KARPICK

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