The David Kriegel Memorial Scholarship was established by Kriegel family members in remembrance of David who tragically passed away in an automobile accident in 1998. Every day Dave lived as is he was at the bat, ready for and loving the challenges thrown his way. He achieved great success with this attitude. At UC Davis, he excelled both as a member of the baseball team and as a student, earning a 3.5 grade point average. He later rose to the top of his field, becoming one of the Tribune Company's youngest national sales managers. Our family was incredibly proud of Dave's achievements as a baseball player, student, boss and for being an incredible son, nephew, cousin and friend. But, we were just as proud of his passion and drive to be the best in all things. This all around dedication and spirit is what made Dave a truly successful person. We believe this rare richness of character is worth encouraging and honoring in other young people. The Kriegel endowment supports the athletics grant-in-aid program recognizing a baseball student-athlete who has excelled in sports and academics.
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