Dec. 19, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- Senior UAB volleyball player Alison Woods was recently named one of 12 recipients of the Conference USA Fall Spirit of Service Award, announced by the league office.
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 an elected sport.
Woods, a native of Franklin, Tenn., was a four-year member of the volleyball squad under head coach Kerry Messersmith. On the court the setter finished third all-time in program history in assists with (3,708) and reached the 1,000 dig plateau during her senior campaign. She is just the second UAB volleyball player to surpass both 3,000 assists and 1,000 digs in a career in Green and Gold.
In the classroom, Woods also shined, sporting a 3.53 grade point average as a medical industrial distribution major with a minor in marketing. She was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll three times, a member of the Dean's List and earned the UAB Advisor Award in 2011. In addition, Woods has garnered the Blazer Pride Scholarship all four years at UAB.
Away from the court and the classroom, Woods contributed to a number of charities in the greater Birmingham area. She assisted in Habitat for Humanity with tornado relief and spent time with children at the Ronald McDonald House, Pump It Up - a local family fun center and Blazer Buddies where she helped kids learn to read. Woods also volunteered at the Race for the Cure, a fundraising event for breast cancer.