IRVING, Texas – Rice volleyball player Shelby Livingstone was one of 14 Conference USA student-athletes to receive the league’s Fall Spirit of Service Award, C-USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod announced on Wednesday (Dec. 14).
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 season, with today’s honorees representing Conference USA’s fall sports: football, soccer, volleyball and cross country.
Livingstone played in all 121 sets this past season, registering three double-doubles, and helped guide the Owls to the Conference USA Championship match.
The Malibu, California native has been active in the Houston community, volunteering at the SAAC Bake Sale, Forge for Families, Rice Volleyball Clinic and the Houston Food Bank. Livingstone also spent time in Costa Rica, serving on a mission trip. As a cognitive science major, Livingstone maintains an impressive 3.61 GPA and is a two-time recipient of the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2016 FALL C-USA SPIRIT OF SERVICE HONOREES:
Martha Thomas, Charlotte, Women’s Soccer
Tai Clay, FIU, Volleyball
Greg Joseph, Florida Atlantic, Football
Brandon Lewis-Graham, Louisiana Tech, Men’s Cross Country
Will Shaffer, Marshall, Men’s Cross Country
Jacqueline Lux, Middle Tennessee, Volleyball
Eric Keena, North Texas, Football
Tyler Compton, Old Dominion, Football
Shelby Livingstone, Rice, Volleyball
Daphney Stanford, Southern Miss, Women’s Cross Country
Erik Henze, UAB, Men’s Soccer
Cosmas Boit, UTEP, Men’s Cross Country
Megan Slan, UTSA, Volleyball
Kaelin Grimes, WKU, Volleyball