This named endowment was established in memory of Christina Comito, a 1992 LSSU graduate and Laker women’s basketball player from 1988-1992. She scored over 1,000 points in her Laker basketball career and received the Outstanding Student Award in Exercise Science in 1992. Tragically killed in an automobile accident in October 1995, Christina was a fierce competitor and a standout basketball player. She had a will to succeed both on and off the court. At the time of her death, Christina was a therapist at Henry Ford Hospital and was attending classes to enter medical school. Her named endowment benefits both the women’s basketball program and Christina’s major – exercise science. In addition, each year a Laker women’s basketball player is selected by the AD and coaches to be recognized as the player “who excels in dedication, skills, hard work, and attitude on the court and in the classroom”. A plaque, donated by the Comito family, commemorates the recipients and is displayed in the James Norris Center lobby.