Tarango named 2023 Jared Weiberg Endowed Memorial Scholarship recipient

February 22, 2023 | Sports

TONKAWA —  Northern Oklahoma College Men’s Student Assistant Basketball Coach Christian Manuel Tarango is the 2023 Jared Weiberg Endowed Memorial Scholarship receipant.

Tarango,  a Business Administration major from Marshall, was given the honor before the NOC Mavericks took on Redlands Community College on Feb. 20.

  The Jared Weiberg Endowed Scholarship is presented to a walk-on player or student assistant manager of the Maverick team whose qualities include a strong work ethic, loyalty, unselfishness, and a passion for basketball.  Tarango will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

  Presenting the scholarship award certificate were NOC President Dr. Clark Harris, Mick and Vina Weiberg, parents of the late Jared Weiberg.  Mick Weiberg coached the Mavs from 1987-2006. 

Jared was 22 and serving as the student manager for the 2001 Oklahoma State University Basketball team when he and nine others were killed in a plane crash on Jan. 27, 2001.

Tarango was joined by family members Raquel and Miguel Tarango.  Assisting with the presentation were men’s coach Patrick Nee, Athletic Director Alan Foster, and Candy Oller, Director of Development and Donor Relations.

  Tarango’s name will be inscribed on the Jared Weiberg Memorial Plaque which is on display in the Vineyard Library/Administration Building. 

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