Track & Field's Adigun Receives C-USA Spirit of Service Award
April 8, 2009
IRVING, Texas - Senior Seun Adigun was recognized for her dedication on the track, in the community and in the classroom, as she was selected as one of 12 student-athletes to receive the Conference USA Spirit of Service Award, league commissioner Britton Banowsky announced Wednesday.
The C-USA Spirit of Service Award 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 selected sport.
Adigun is a three-time champion in the 60-meter hurdles, a four-time C-USA champion in the 4X100m relay and has a conference title in the 100m hurdles. Although her list of achievements as an athlete stands out, even more important is her work in the classroom and in the community.
The kinesiology and exercise science-health professions major with a minor in psychology has been twice-named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and speaks four languages, including English, Yoruba, Spanish and Arabic.
Adigun's presence in the community ranges from mentoring area children, volunteering for disaster relief following Hurricanes Ike and Katrina and participating for the Nigerian Islamic Association and National Youth Council of Islam in her hometown of Chicago.
The Spirit of Service award will be presented three times throughout the academic year, representing each the fall, winter and spring seasons. Honorees represent C-USA's winter sports: men's and women's basketball, indoor track and field, rifle and swimming and diving.
Football's Jake Ebner represented the Cougars as Houston's Spirit of Service Award winner for the fall season.
2008-09 WINTER C-USA SPIRIT OF SERVICE HONOREES: