Senior Jesi Wilcox awarded SCAC Character & Community Female Student-Athlete of the Week
Thursday, November 29, 2012 | by Nathan Yacovissi

SHREVEPORT – Senior Jesi Wilcox was awarded the SCAC Character & Community Female Student-Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Thursday. A native of Mobile, Ala., Wilcox was a captain and the lone senior on a very young Centenary Volleyball team this past year.

Being the only senior student-athlete, her maturity was revealed on numerous occasions during the ups and downs of the most recent volleyball season. Wilcox was able to push through the frustrations and still proved good leadership skills by setting an exemplary example for her young teammates.

On the court, Wilcox performed well and became just the third player in Centenary history to crack the 500 dig plateau with 501 this past season. The total places her third all-time in the Centenary record books and her 4.86 digs per set mark ranked third in the SCAC this season.

Off the court, Wilcox is also a role model in the community, doing numerous volunteer activities regularly throughout the week and year. She is a constant presence in the Caddo Parrish Humane Society caring for the animals in their facility. She has also volunteered for the Martin Luther King Jr. service days and has also helped with “Up til dawn” to benefit the St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

Wilcox is also studying Communications at Centenary and has gained experience in her future field by volunteering with the American Advertising Federation District Convention.

Finally, a void was left with the recent departure of the school’s Sports Information Coordinator. Wilcox is currently assisting with athletic department releases as well as the day-to-day handling of statistics and website management.


SCAC Character & Community Female Student-Athlete of the Week