Tech’s King receives Athlete in Service Award

The Montana Campus Compact announced that Kirstin King is the recipient of the 2012 Montana Athlete in Service Award. King will be recognized at the Bobcat-Grizzly football game on Saturday Nov. 17.

The Athlete in Service Award recognizes the exemplary service Kirstin has provided to her community not only as a role model, but leaving a legacy of civic engagement.

Kirstin is a senior on the Montana Tech volleyball team. She brought awareness to a local non-profit organization using the volleyball team as a way to garner more exposure. The team wore raspberry colored jerseys at a match the last two seasons for Leo McCarthy’s Mariah’s Challenge. Mariah’s Challenge is a non-profit organization dedicated to education and the prevention of underage drinking and driving in Montana.

McCarthy is up for a grant award from CNN’s Heroes campaign this year.

At this year’s Frontier Conference Award Banquet, King was named Montana Tech’s Champion of Character. The award is part of the NAIA’s Champions of Character program that promotes integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership in athletics.

— Montana Tech Sports Information