Danielle Block Named C-USA Spring Spirit of Service Honoree
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod recently announced the 14 student-athletes to receive the C-USA Spring Spirit of Service award, including Danielle Block of Southern Miss softball.
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 today’s honorees representing spring sports: baseball, golf, women’s rowing, softball, tennis, and outdoor track and field.
Block, a senior right-handed pitcher from Phoenix, Ariz., has continued to prove her worth in and out of the classroom, claiming her third Spirit of Service honor.
In the classroom, the Phoenix product was named to the Southern Miss Hall of Fame and Who’s Who Among Students. She is also a C-USA Commissioners Academic Medalist and a member of the President’s and Dean’s Lists following a 3.95 GPA in biology.
Block is the C-USA SAAC representative and the organization’s president served her community passionately throughout the past year after working for the Special Olympics, One Shirt One Body clothing drive, Boys and Girls Club and was a helping hand in the disaster relief following the tornado in the Hattiesburg area.
2016-17 Spring C-USA Spirit of Service Honorees:
Tai Martin, Charlotte, Women’s Tennis
Stephanie Texeira, FIU, Softball
Tai Barber, Florida Atlantic, Women’s Golf
Jordan Patrick, Louisiana Tech, Men’s Track & Field
Morgan Zerkle, Marshall, Softball
Precious Birdsong, Middle Tennessee, Softball
Harley Perella, North Texas, Softball
Rachel Walker, Old Dominion, Women’s Golf
Savannah Durkin, Rice, Women’s Tennis
Danielle Block, Southern Miss, Softball
Avei Logoleo, UAB, Beach Volleyball
Kaitlin Fifield, UTEP, Softball
Randy Bermea, UTSA, Men’s Track & Field
Kathryn Downing, WKU, Softball