June 13, 2018
IRVING - Junior Baylee Nelson was awarded Conference USA's Spring Spirit of Service award along with 13 student-athletes representing the Conference schools.
Nelson was perfect in the classroom this semester with a 4.00 GPA in integrative studies, which earned her spots on the C-USA Honor Roll and North Texas' Dean's List. The track & field junior also spent her third year assisting in the implementation of the Denton ISD 5th Grade Track and Field Meet, along with many clothing drives and even the fostering of three dogs from the Humane Society of North Texas.
On the track, Nelson posted three top-five finishes in 800-meter outdoor events and came in fourth at the C-USA Indoor Championships. She won two individual titles in the 1,000m and mile runs at the JD Martin Invite.
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 elected sport. The Spirit of Service award is presented three times throughout the season with today's honorees representing spring sports: baseball, golf, softball, tennis, and track & field.
2017-18 Spring C-USA Spirit of Service Honorees
Meredith Harris, Charlotte, Softball
Alec Dominguez, FIU, Men's Track & Field/Cross Country
Bethany Hardcastle, Florida Atlantic, Women's Track & Field
Morgan Turkoly, Louisiana Tech, Softball
Abigail Tolbert, Marshall, Softball
Aaron Aucker, Middle Tennessee, Baseball
Baylee Nelson, North Texas, Women's Track & Field
Chad Hess, Old Dominion, Men's Golf
Amanda Pasko, Rice, Women's Track & Field
Samantha Papp, Southern Miss, Softball
Analyse Petree, UAB, Softball
Courtney Clayton, UTEP, Softball
Erica Sanchez, UTSA, Softball
Mary Joiner, WKU, Women's Golf