April 2, 2013
DALLAS, Texas - For her excellence both as a Rice University women's indoor track and field athlete as well as an active volunteer in the community, senior sprinter and middle distance runner Lilian Nwora was one of 12 student-athletes recognized by Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky on Tuesday as recipients of the C-USA Fall Spirit of Service award.
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 these honorees representing Conference USA's winter sports: men's and women's basketball, women's swimming and diving and men's and women's indoor track and field.
In the indoor season, Nwora earned third place at the conference championship as a member of the Owls' distance medley relay team, and placed 12th in the 800-meter run. Her time of 2:13.67 was Rice's fastest mark of the season.
Off the track, the Houston native organized and co-led a week-long service trip to San Francisco as an alternative spring break option. Beginning with the planning phase last August, Nwora led a group of 15 Rice students to the west coast with the mission of raising HIV/AIDS awareness and providing education on the diseases through service with numerous HIV organizations.
Additionally, the 2012-13 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll member volunteers weekly at Texas Children's Hospital.
Nwora joins football's Michael Kutzler, who was honored in the fall.
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