Steven Lunt, head of Southern Utah State College's physical education department, has been selected to receive a distinguished service award from the Utah High School Activities Association.

Lunt facilitates a variety of high school athletic tournaments at the SUSC campus each year. This year, state 1A and 2A wrestling tournaments and Region 12 and state 1A basketball tournaments will be held in the Centrum. Last year, 41 percent of Utah's high school teams visited the campus as a result of his programs.Lunt coached high school athletics for five years and has served in a number of positions with SUSC for 20 years.