IRVING, Texas – Senior Hannah Chua has been selected as a recipient of the 2017
C-USA Fall Spirit of Service Award as announced by the conference office on Tuesday
afternoon in recognition of her contributions on the field, in the classroom and in
the Bowling Green community at large.
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 2017-18 season, with
Tuesday’s honorees representing C-USA’s fall sports: football, volleyball, cross
country and soccer.
Chua is the second WKU women’s soccer player to receive the award after former
teammate Caitlin Hesse captured the honor following the 2015 season.
On the field, Chua played a key role for the Lady Toppers this season. One of four
field players to start all 17 matches, Chua starred in the midfield and led WKU with
four assists, three of which came in C-USA play. The Claremont, Calif., native
closed the season with heroics on Senior Night for WKU, scoring both goals to propel
the Lady Toppers to a 2-1 victory over Marshall on Oct. 27.
The team captain served as a dynamic option in the midfield, and three of her four
assists came on match-winning goals against Lipscomb, Florida Atlantic and UTSA.
Chua finished the season with 28 shots, 11 of which were put on goal; both marks
ranked third among all Lady Toppers in 2017.
In the classroom, Chua has recorded a 3.76 GPA as an advertising major and has been
a perennial member of the C-USA Academic Honor Roll, landing a spot on that list in
each of her three seasons thus far. Chua also earned the C-USA Commissioner’s
Academic Medal in 2014-15 for her academic success.
During her time on The Hill, Chua regularly spent time giving back to the Bowling
Green community, participating in events such as the WKU Day of Caring, Stuff the
Bus and National Girls and Women in Sports Day alongside her teammates.
Chua concluded her career with the Lady Toppers with 10 career goals and eight
assists, and was a two-time All-C-USA Second Team selection in 2015 and 2017.
2017 C-USA Fall Spirit of Service Award Recipients
Mary Manser, Charlotte, Women’s Soccer
Anthony Johnson, FIU, Football
Greg Joseph, Florida Atlantic, Football
Jacie McClure, Louisiana Tech, Volleyball
Ryan Yurachek, Marshall, Football
Bailey Mason, Middle Tennessee, Volleyball
Mikali Myers, North Texas, Volleyball
Josh Marriner, Old Dominion, Football
Anna Figueroa, Rice, Women’s Cross Country
Sarah Bell, Southern Miss, Volleyball
Caroline Kerher, UAB, Women’s Soccer
Macey Austin, UTEP, Volleyball
Kaja Skare, UTSA, Women’s Soccer
Hannah Chua, WKU, Women’s Soccer