Sjoberg Named ODU Spirit of Service Award Winner
By ODU Athletics
IRVING, TEXAS – Old Dominion University swimming and diving senior Sofie Sjoberg was named ODU’s recipient of the Conference USA Spirit of Service Award, C-USA announced on Tuesday.
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. The Spirit of Service Award will be presented three times throughout the season, with today’s honorees representing Conference USA’s winter sports: basketball, indoor track and field and swimming and diving.
At this year’s Conference USA Championships, Sjoberg finished third in the 100 freestyle with an NCAA B-cut time of 49.81.
Sjoberg will graduate in May with a degree in finance and management and holds a 3.48 GPA. She is a three-time member of the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
A native of Sweden, Sjoberg has been active in the swim teams involvement in the Special Olympics, helping athlete prepare for their state meet.
2017-18 Winter C-USA Spirit of Service Honorees:
Sydney Blue, Charlotte, Women’s Indoor Track & Field
Alexa Bryant, FIU, Women’s Swimming & Diving
Gerdarius Troutman, Florida Atlantic, Men’s Basketball
Morgan Keesee, Louisiana Tech, Women’s Indoor Track & Field
Samantha Graffius, Marshall, Women’s Indoor Track and Field
Ed Simpson, Middle Tennessee, Men’s Basketball
DJ Draper, North Texas, Men’s Basketball
Sofie Sjöberg, Old Dominion, Women’s Swimming & Diving
Marie-Claire Schillinger, Rice, Women’s Swimming & Diving
Kevin Holland, Southern Miss, Men’s Basketball
Marielle Lewis, UAB, Women’s Indoor Track & Field
Carvellion Horn, UTEP, Men’s Indoor Track & Field
Jennifer Arinze, UTSA, Women’s Indoor Track & Field
Justin Johnson, WKU, Men’s Basketball