Curtis named Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year

Photo: Qyntia Parks-Lewis
Photo: Qyntia Parks-Lewis

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their Fall Scholar Athletes of the Year, and for the first time since joining the league, the King University women's soccer program had a student-athlete named Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year. Lindsay Curtis earned the recognition following her senior campaign.

Curtis graduated in December with a degree in Sports Management and a minor in Health Education while carrying a 3.97 GPA. The Franklin, Tenn., native was on the Dean's List three semesters as well as the President's List three semesters. She was also named academic All-Conference Carolinas and a member of Chi Alpha Sigma Delta Chapter in 2016 and a member of the Snider Honors Program.

On the pitch, Curtis was selected third team all-conference for the second straight year after being an anchor in the Tornado defense. She started 17 of the 18 games she appeared in for the Tornado defense. She helped the Tornado post three shutouts on the defensive side and chipped in with four assists on the season, a mark that ranks 10th in Conference Carolinas. Curtis assisted on the game-winning goal of King's 3-1 win over Southern Wesleyan.

This award makes Curtis the first King women's soccer player to earn Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year award since King became members of the league in 2011-12.

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