Christendom's Briggs named Student-Athlete of the Year

Christendom College junior Helena Briggs was named the National Student-Athlete of the Year by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) recently. Briggs, who plays both volleyball and basketball at the Front Royal school, was recognized due to her outstanding performance both on and off the court.

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Christendom's Helena Briggs was named the National Student Athlete of the Year by the USCAA. COURTESY

 

 

 

“Helena is a fantastic example of a student-athlete at Christendom,” said Patrick Quest, Christendom athletic director. “She has been an exceptional role model on and off the court to her teammates, all those on campus, and to opposing teams. It’s a tremendous honor to be named the Student-Athlete of the Year, and I believe that Helena is more than deserving of it.”

This is Briggs’ first Student-Athlete of the Year award, but not her first award from the USCAA. She has been named to the USCAA Academic All-American team since her sophomore year. Along with her excellent GPA, she has achieved First Honors for five consecutive semesters, been voted junior class president, serves on the student presidential advisory council, and has helped off-campus on mission trips.

Twenty-eight other student-athletes were named USCAA Academic All-Americans for achieving a 3.5 or above cumulative GPA, making Christendom one of the most-decorated schools in the country. 

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