For the second year in a row, Dal high jumper Rebecca Haworth received the Student-Athlete Community Service Award from Canadian Interuniversity Sport last Thursday morning prior to the start of the 2014 CIS indoor track and field championships.
Haworth, a fourth-year science student from Waverly, N.S., not only merited the community service award for the second straight year, she was also the AUS nominee for outstanding field athlete following an undefeated season in the high jump which was capped by a 1.78m leap at the conference championships, an AUS meet record and a new school standard.
In the classroom, Haworth has a cumulative GPA of 4.1 and has been a CIS Academic All-Canadian every year since she arrived on the Halifax campus. Among her many volunteer activities in the community, she is the founder of Special Tigers Sports Program, a monthly sports/social program for 50 children with intellectual disabilities. Through her volunteer work (and some honours work), she has received over $10,000 in grant funding, has presented research at international conferences and has published research in scientific journals.
“Rebecca is an absolutely phenomenal athlete, leader, and humanitarian,” said Tigers head coach Rich Lehman. “Her tireless work ethic always amazes me. She is constantly on the go, but always manages to bring a high level of energy and intensity to practice and competition.”
The other nominees were Florence Charbonneau-Dufresne of Montreal (RSEQ), Rachel Jewett of Toronto (OUA) and Anastasia Pearse of Trinity Western (Canada West).
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