Irving, Texas –– The University of Tulsa senior track athlete Jessica Ford was selected as one of 12 Conference student-athletes to receive the winter C- Spirit of Service award, it was announced today by C- Commissioner Britton Banowsky.
The C- 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.
Ford, a sprinter from Carthage, Texas, is a seven-time letterwinner for the Golden Hurricane and ran an indoor personal-best 23:31 in the 200m dash at the Arkansas Razorback Invitational this season. She has been named to the Dean’s List twice and the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for four semesters.
In her spare time, Ford volunteers at various community service activities including Read Across America, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Relay for Life, Race for the Cure, Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity. She has also volunteered with the Little Lighthouse, the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association.
The Spirit of Service award is presented three times throughout the season, with today’s honorees representing Conference ’s winter sports: basketball, indoor track and field and swimming and diving.