Grinnell named SCAC Character and Community Student-Athlete of the Week
Grinnell named SCAC Character and Community Student-Athlete of the Week
Friday, May 17, 2013

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Centenary’s Rachel Grinnell has been named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Character & Community Student-Athletes of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Friday.

Grinnell has been a member of the Centenary women’s golf team for four years and played in every tournament the team competed in over that four-year stretch. She was also a member of the Centenary women's tennis team this past spring.

On campus, Grinnell has been an active member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and for the last two years, was on the FCA Leadership Team - a group charged with planning the weekly FCA meetings.

During both her sophomore and junior campaigns, she was the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) golf team representative and served as the SAAC Vice President this past year. As Vice President, Grinnell was vital in implementing several key programs. One such project involved each Centenary team adopting a child from the Salvation Army Angel Tree in November. She was also instrumental in the Centenary SAAC conducing half-time games at athletic events in the sports of soccer and basketball. In addition, Grinnell organized a unified flag football game with the Northwest Special Olympics of Louisiana this spring, and organized a Special Olympics baseball game night as well.

The Plano, Texas, native also was involved on campus in Resident Life, serving as a RA her sophomore year. Her junior and senior years, she assumed the position of Hall Director and was in charge of an entire building instead of just one floor. Through her work with Residence Life, Grinnell was able to start an event called Student Appreciation Week on campus, after sensing that student morale was low after some large changes had been made on campus.

During her senior year, Grinnell became a senator in the Student Government Association (SGA) - representing the Centenary senior class. Through SGA, she assisted in continuing her initial idea and conducted the second annual Student Appreciation Week, and was also able to start a new student section for athletic events called the Maroon Mob.

This year, Grinnell was a member of the Maroon Jackets and served as a campus host/liaison between the President of the college and the students.

In her four years at Centenary, Grinnell has been named to the Dean’s list six times. She is member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society, National Residence Hall Honorary Honors Society, Psi Chi Honors Society, and Chi Alpha Sigma Honors Society. This year, Grinnell received the FCA College Athlete of the Year for Northwest Louisiana.