Chad Hess (far right) with head coach Murray Rudisill and fans.
Chad Hess (far right) with head coach Murray Rudisill and fans.
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Hess Honored with C-USA Spirit of Service Award

June 14, 2018
By ODU Athletics

IRVING, Texas -- Conference USA announced that Old Dominion University men’s golfer Chad Hess was one of 14 winners of the Conference USA Spring Spirit of Service Award.

The C-USA Spirit of Service Award is designed to recognize the community service efforts of the league's student-athletes, based upon significant community service, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport.

A native of Orefield, Pennsylvania, Hess was the male recipient of the Broderick Award, given to the best all-around student-athlete at ODU. He competed in all nine events during his senior campaign, with a score average of 74.0. Hess posted the best finish of his career at the ODU/OBX Intercollegiate, where he tied for second, finishing the tournament 7-under.

Hess graduated with a 3.82 GPA with a degree in interdisciplinary studies - teacher prep. He has also volunteered for such organizations as the Monarchs Champion Program and is a youth bible study leader and volunteer soccer coach.

View a complete list of the recipients below and read the conference's full release here

2017-18 Spring C-USA Spirit of Service Honorees: 
Meredith Harris, Charlotte, Softball
Alec Dominguez, FIU, Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Bethany Hardcastle, Florida Atlantic, Women’s Track & Field
Morgan Turkoly, Louisiana Tech, Softball
Abigail Tolbert, Marshall, Softball
Aaron Aucker, Middle Tennessee, Baseball
Baylee Nelson, North Texas, Women’s Track & Field 
Chad Hess, Old Dominion, Men’s Golf
Amanda Pasko, Rice, Women’s Track & Field 
Samantha Papp, Southern Miss, Softball
Analyse Petree, UAB, Softball
Courtney Clayton, UTEP, Softball
Erica Sanchez, UTSA, Softball
Mary Joiner, WKU, Women’s Golf

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