Bruce named SCAC Character and Community award winner
Thursday, November 12, 2015

LINDSEY BRUCE OF CENTENARY COLLEGE, a senior forward on the women's basketball team, has been selected the SCAC Character & Community Female Student-Athlete-of-the-Week for the week beginning November 9, 2015.

The SCAC honors the efforts of student-athletes who excel in the field of athletics, and also serve their campus and community.

Bruce, a sociology major, has also played four years as an outside hitter for the Ladies volleyball team. Despite the busy fall, she wasted no time in returning to the court to practice on the basketball court just days after the final match of her career. She has appeared in more than 80 volleyball matches and 20 basketball games for Centenary.

Despite all her activities on the court, she is also very busy off of it as well. Bruce is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Zeta Tau Alpha. She is also known for her sportsmanship as she won the SCAC Sportsmanship Award for volleyball her sophomore year and for basketball her junior year.

She is very involved with community service activities, which includes putting in time with both the Ladies volleyball and basketball teams. Earlier this fall, despite having the weekend off from competition, she and the rest of the volleyball team stayed behind during fall break to assist with a local school Halloween carnival. Bruce also served as a volunteer at Common Ground, which includes a community meal every week, after-school programs, a food pantry and clothes closet.

"Through working with these different organizations I've had many different opportunities to serve my community in different ways," explained Bruce. "I'm also heavily involved with serving at my church. I go to Riverpark Church and serve on the worship team as well as the kids team. In addition, I participate In serve events that my church does, like the Friday night services down at the Rescue Mission, and free water giveaways throughout the year at many different events. I'm also heavily involved with a non-profit young adult ministry called 318LIVE. I serve on the leadership team for this ministry and have done different serve events as well as a mission trip with this organization. 

"Throughout the year, both of the teams that I am on participate in different events in the community. We are able to serve not only the adults, but also the children who look up to us," added Bruce. 

After graduation, Bruce will continue to give back as she plans to go into ministry full time, specifically to work with woman and children who are stuck in human trafficking.

"Lindsey has a giving personality and loves to be helpful wherever she can,” said Centenary head volleyball coach Caley Carter. “She does so much for the community and her church without receiving anything in return. Lindsey sets a true example of the definition of community service by her involvement in two sports, other on-campus activities, and of course in the community."

“On top of that, her ambitions and future career plans after she leaves Centenary is commendable,” added Carter.