Collins Earns 2012 Spring C-USA Spirit of Service Honor
June 12, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Conference USA office in Irving, Texas, announced this morning that Memphis women's tennis player Courtney Collins has received the 2012 Spring Conference USA Spirit of Service Award.
At the conclusion of the fall, winter and spring athletic seasons, Conference USA honors one student-athlete from each institution based on their community service, good academic standing and athletic participation.
A native of Fulton, Miss., Collins has volunteered provide tornado relief and the rebuilding efforts in her home state. She has fed the homeless in Memphis, while also serving as a mentor with A Tiger Christmas, Hanley Elementary School and Girls Incorporated. Lastly, Collins has participated in the conference's annual "Let's SAAC Hunger" food drive.
Academically, Collins boasts a 3.82 GPA in interdisciplinary studies. She has twice been named to the C-USA All-Academic Team and was the only women's tennis player in the conference to earn the honor for the second-straight year in 2012. She is also a three-time recipient of the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal and a three-time honoree on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
On the court, Collins became the first women's tennis player in program history to earn a berth into the NCAA Championships. She finished the year with a 15-4 record and No. 34 national ranking.
Collins adds the Spirit of Service Award to her list of accolades this season. The junior has already been named an All-Conference USA First Team selection and the 2012 ITA Ohio Valley Region Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship recipient.