April 4, 2012
HOUSTON - University of Houston track and field senior Bryan Brown was one of 12 student-athletes participating in a winter sport to receive the Conference USA Spirit of Service award, the league office announced Wednesday.
The accolade is designed to recognize the community service efforts of the league's student-athletes, based upon significant community service, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport.
The Spirit of Service award is presented three times throughout the season, with the most recent honorees representing Conference USA's winter sports: men's and women's basketball, men's and women's indoor track and field, rifle and men's and women's swimming.
Brown, who served as president of the UH Student-Athlete Advisory Committee during the 2010-11 academic year, has participated in numerous community service events such as Marathon Kids, the Texas Children's Hospital and the Step Out Walk For Diabetes, the Harvard Literacy Night and the Alexander Middle School Red Ribbon Week.
Brown also acts as the Houston Cougar Mascot "Shasta" during numerous community and athletics events as well as during community outreach programs.
Brown graduated in the fall with a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership and supervision and is currently pursuing his masters in human resources and development. Brown was also named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for his academic performance during the 2011-12 school year.
A native of Kingwood, Texas, Brown earned the silver medal at the 2012 C-USA Indoor Championships as he placed second in the pole vault competition with his 5.13m vault, helping lead the men's team to a second place C-USA finish.