Texas Lutheran's Snowden; Southwestern's Duggins Chosen SCAC Character & Community Student-Athletes of the Week

Texas Lutheran's Snowden; Southwestern's Duggins Chosen SCAC Character & Community Student-Athletes of the Week

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Bradley Snowden of Texas Lutheran University and Paige Duggins of Southwestern University have been selected as the SCAC Male and Female Character & Community Student-Athletes of the Week, respectively, for the week ending Sunday, September 22.

The SCAC Character & Community award was created in 2009 to honor and recognize the efforts of the extraordinary student-athletes of the conference who not only excel athletically on the field, course, court, pool or track, but also by serving their campus and community.

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BRADLEY SNOWDEN OF TEXAS LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, a senior from Houston, Texas, has been selected the SCAC Character & Community Male Student-Athlete-of-the-Week for the week ending September 22, 2013.

Snowden, a TLU football captain and three-year starter on defense, has not missed a game in his four-year Bulldog career. He is a nominee for the 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

During the 2012-13 academic year, Snowden volunteered for a third straight year with TLU's annual Day of the Dogs service day, during which he participated in a Seguin city park clean-up project. He also volunteered his time with the Salvation Army donation campaign, and he volunteered at TLU's annual Vespers service and at the annual TLU scholarship luncheon as a member of TLU's Black & Gold President's Council.

In his Bulldog career, Snowden also has volunteered for service projects at My Father's Farm (two years), and he has mentored middle school kids at the Seguin alternative school. He also has given his time at Seguin's A.J. Briesemeister Middle School, where he taught children about the importance of exercise and nutrition.

TLU Head Coach Danny Padron calls Snowden the "go-to guy" when it comes to organizing the TLU Football's community service efforts. He was TLU's nominee for the American Southwest Conference Community Service Award in 2012-13.

A four-year letterman and three-year starter at linebacker, Snowden has accumulated 190 total tackles in four seasons so far. He was named to the 2012 ASC All-Conference First Team Defense after leading TLU in tackles for a second straight season. In 2012, Snowden had 74 tackles, nine tackles for loss (27 yards in losses), three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble. He is a two-time Academic All-Conference selection.

PAIGE DUGGINS OF SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, a senior forward on the women's soccer team, has been selected the SCAC Character & Community Female Student-Athlete-of-the-Week for the week ending September 22, 2013.

Duggins, a native of Cedar Hill, Texas, serves on and off campus in a wide array of activities. 

She is a member of the Southwestern University Student Foundation which acts as a liaison between students, faculty, senior staff and alumni. She is also Editor of The Megaphone,Southwestern's student run newspaper and has overseen a major overhaul in the newspaper. 

Off campus, Duggins currently serves an intern with Senator Wendy Davis of District 10 in Austin and serves alongside staff and faculty members on the Diversity Enrichment Committee at Southwestern University. In addition, she volunteers with Special Olympics, Battleground Texas and LifeWorks while also donating her time to Best Buddies International and SU Splash. Duggins shares her love of soccer by educating youth through the East Austin Parks and Recreation Department as an Assistant Soccer Coach.

"Paige exemplifies what the SCAC and Division III model is about for student-athletes," said Head Coach Jene' Baclawski. "She is involved with many organizations both on and off campus and has been a fixture for our program for the last few years."

Upon graduation, Duggins anticipates heading to a joint education and law program where she can use her internship experience and multiple majors to work on policy changes that improve our educational system.