From a University of Akron athletics department news release: University of Akron Director of Basketball Operations Dan Peters has been named one of three recipients of the United States Basketball Writers Association's (USBWA) Most Courageous Award, the association announced on Thursday.
Peters will share this year's award with Dau Jok of the University of Pennsylvania. Kirsten Moore of Westmont College was selected as the recipient of the Pat Summitt Most Courageous Award for women's basketball.
Peters was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December and is currently on a leave of absence while receiving chemotherapy. He will receive his award during Akron's season finale against Kent State on Friday, March 7.
"I am honored and humbled to share this honor from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association with two incredible people like Dau Jok and Kirsten Moore," Peters said. "It has been amazing to see the amount of support I have received since being diagnosed with cancer in December."