Adria Lyn Cronk was a recent UC Davis alumna with a degree in Animal Science and Management when she passed away in 2002. Her fellow student-athletes from the women's water polo team plus friends and family began a fund in her memory. Adria's sister, Erika - who was a UC Davis gymnast, made it her mission to raise the remaining funds required to meet the minimum endowment level.
The UC Davis Women's Water Polo team dedicated their 2002-03 season to Adria's memory. In their media guide they stated that Adria's tenacity and drive continued to inspire her friends an teammates. At the team's banquet each year they announce the outstanding defensive player as voted by her teammates. In spring 2003 that award was renamed the Adria Cronk Teanacious Defense Award. Head Coach Jamey Wright especially enjoys presenting it each year as it allows him to enlighten a brand new group of student-athletes and their parents on the type of player and person Adria was.
She loved water polo, traveling, animals and especially UC Davis. The Adria Lyn Cronk Scholarship is one way her family is keeping her memory alive.