Lee presented with Sun Belt Postgraduate Scholarship Award

Second-straight SBC honor for former midfielder

May 26, 2010 · Athletic Communications

NEW ORLEANS - Recent Middle Tennessee graduate and soccer student-athlete Sarah Beth Lee has been announced as the 2010 recipient of the Sun Belt Female Postgraduate Scholarship Award it was unveiled Tuesday night at the annual league spring meetings in Destin, Fla.

Lee's honor marks the second-straight year the Waynesville, N.C., native has been recognized by the Sun Belt following her receipt of the 2009 Sun Belt Female Sporting Behavior Award.

She completed her athletic career this past fall, helping lead the Blue Raiders to the third best record in school history at 12-6-2. Lee, one of three seniors for head coach Aston Rhoden's 2009 squad, netted the game-winning goal in a road match at South Alabama to highlight her campaign, while playing in a career-best 13 games. Lee scored two goals throughout her career from her midfield position.

Off the field, she was very active with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), helping the organization during its annual food and clothing drives among other projects. She was involved in numerous community service projects throughout the middle Tennessee and Murfreesboro regions.

Lee will enter graduate school in the fall near her home at Western Carolina in Cullowhee, N.C., in pursuit of a career in the forestry service.

She becomes the second consecutive Middle Tennessee student-athlete to win the award, following the 2009 presentation to former Blue Raider women's basketball standout Brandi Brown.

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