June 11, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Junior Rachel Daniell of the UAB women’s tennis team is one of 16 recipients of the Conference USA Spring 2014 Spirit of Service Award, the league office announced on Wednesday.
Daniell has been a leader amongst UAB student-athletes in community service. Along with serving as UAB SAAC president for a new, revamped SAAC program, she contributed more than 100 hours of community service this year alone. Daniell volunteered with many causes in the Birmingham community, including First Light Women's Shelter, Ronald McDonald House of Birmingham, Children's Hospital, and Veteran's Hospital. Daniell also read to children at Vestavia Hills Liberty Park Elementary and helped out at the Leeds School District career night. She was instrumental in helping to organize an initiative to make and deliver sandwiches to homeless in the Birmingham community this winter.
A native of Douglasville, Ga., she boasts a cumulative 3.93 GPA as a pre-med biology major and Spanish minor. She is an honors student at UAB with a 4.00 term GPA in both Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. A three-time recipient of the C-USA Academic Medal, she was named to the 2013 and 2014 C-USA Women's Tennis All-Academic Team. Daniell played the No. 1 singles spot for the Blazers.
For the full release from Conference USA, please click here.
For more information on the UAB women’s tennis team, follow the Blazers on Twitter (@UABWTennis). For more on all Blazer sports teams follow the official Twitter account of UAB Athletics (@UABAthletics).