KU's Self to be Honored by Native Sons Group

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A group promoting Kansas history is honoring University of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self as one of two Kansans of the Year.

The award from the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas follows the Jayhawks' national championship last year.

The group is having its annual awards banquet Jan. 30 in Topeka.

Self is the Distinguished Kansan of the Year, an award that recognizes someone who has made contributions to the state but is a native of another state. Self is originally from Edmond, Okla.

The Kansan of the Year award, reserved for a Kansas native, will go to Delano Lewis, a former U.S. ambassador to South Africa and past chief executive officer of National Public Radio. He was born in Arkansas City and raised in Kansas City, Kan.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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