Brouwer earns C-USA Spirit of Service Award

2013-14 Fall C-USA Spirit of Service honorees announced

December 18, 2013 · @MTAthletics

IRVING, Texas - Conference USA announced fall recipients of the league's Spirit of Service Award Wednesday afternoon and sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Brouwer of the Middle Tennessee soccer team was listed among the 16 honorees.

Brouwer has logged 42 hours of community service during the summer and fall semester, volunteering at Hobgood Elementary School and coaching a youth soccer team. Brouwer has also donated her time with Habitat for Humanity, Grace Works Food Bank, while helping with wetland reserve cleanup efforts at Garrison Creek. She has also worked with the Rutherford County Special Olympics.

The Franklin, Tenn., native maintains a 3.919 cumulative GPA, while majoring in business and minoring in economics and finance. She was named to the Conference USA All-Academic Second team this fall and helped the Blue Raiders pick-up their 12th consecutive National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award. Brouwer's high marks in the classroom helped Middle Tennessee post a 3.62 cumulative team GPA.

On the field, she started all 18 games for the Blue Raiders between the pipes and took every decision, logging 1,655 minutes in goal during the 2013 season. Brouwer recorded 7.1 shutouts on the year, including a 1-0 shutout over Tennessee Sept. 13. The sophomore keeper finished the season ranked sixth in C-USA with a 1.03 GAA and third with a .808 save percentage. She averaged 0.39 shutouts to finish fourth in C-USA.

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 will be presented three times throughout the academic year with Wednesday's honorees representing Conference USA's fall sports: football, soccer, volleyball and cross country.

The complete C-USA Spirit of Service award winners can be found here.

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