SAU's Niki Green selected as NAIA Dr. LeRoy Walker Champions of Character Award recipient


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Posted Online: May 02, 2014, 7:32 pm
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DAVENPORT -- St. Ambrose University softball player Niki Green was selected as the 2014 NAIA Dr. LeRoy Walker Champions of Character Award recipient from the Midwest Collegiate Conference.

The award, named in honor of the former president of the NAIA and President emeritus of the United States Olympic Committee, recognizes a current student-athlete with at least a junior academic status who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, campus and community leadership embracing the five core character values of the NAIA Champions of Character initiative, athletic achievement and future ambition.

Green, a junior outfielder/catcher from DeWitt, Iowa, earned Capital One Third Team Academic All-America honors the last two seasons. She has won the softball program's NAIA Champions of Character Award, SAU's Bee Positive Award and the YWCA Young Woman of Achievement Award.

In the community, Green has volunteered with the Special Olympics; Habitat for Humanity; Projects Abroad in Ghana, Africa; and area elementary schools.

The 2013 second team all-region player earned first team all-conference honors last season. She is batting .310 with nine home runs and a team-leading 40 RBIs this season.

Green and the Bees (31-20) will battle Grand View today at 10 a.m. in the first-round of the double-elimination MCC Final Four Tournament.

















 




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