Thursday, June 14, 2018

Charlotte 49ers junior softball star Meredith Harris is among 14 student-athletes who received the Conference USA Spring Spirit of Service Award. This honor is designed to recognize 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. These most recent honorees represent spring sports: baseball, golf, softball, tennis and outdoor track and field.

Harris accumulated a record-breaking 520 hours and 45 minutes of community service this past year as Charlotte student-athletes donated an all-time high 5,000-plus hours of community service. 

The junior displayed a passion for giving back, and it earned her the 49ers’ Female Pure Gold Service Award. She also balanced a 3.941 GPA as an English major and Spanish minor.

Harris was named to the Chancellor’s List every semester, and her academic accolades this year include the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal.  In 2017, Harris was named to the C-USA All-Academic Team. 

On the field, she started 41 games and batted .282 for the 49ers while leading the team in doubles and triples.

In addition to Harris, the Charlotte 49ers C-USA Spirit of Service Award recipients for 2017-18 were Sydney Blue (winter, track and field) and Mary Manser (fall, women’s soccer).

The entire list of C-USA Spring Spirit of Service Award recipients is on the web.