Award Honors Campus and Community Leadership
Submitted on November 2, 2018
For the third consecutive year and fifth in coach Leah Crews Castleman’s tenure, a Georgetown College women’s soccer player has been recognized for her core values and on- and off-the-field leadership.
Wednesday evening (Oct. 31) at the 2018 Mid-South Conference banquet, Fatima Maxwell received the Champions of Character Award.
Each school nominates one player based on academics, athletic achievement, campus and community leadership, future ambition, and demonstration of the NAIA’s five core character values. The athletic directors then vote on the candidates for one honoree.
Maxwell is a three-time MSC all-academic honoree – 3.25-grade point average or higher with at least sophomore standing – while also earning her first NAIA Scholar-Athlete award in 2017 – 3.5 GPA as at least a junior. She is two-time GC soccer captain.
On campus, she is highly active in her sorority – Kappa Delta. She was PanHellenic delegate, Beta Lambda PACE Chair as well as part of the shamrock committee. In her major, she was executive council president, public relations and mascot committee. She was also a member of FCA and attended the conference for Campus Outreach.
She worked with Girl Scouts of Kentucky, Prevent Child Abuse America, God’s Pantry, Spindletop YMCA Youth Soccer, and multiple service projects as part of her community work with her Tiger teammates.
The 5-foot-3 defender from Louisville has played in 57 games for the Tigers with one assist and six shots from her backline position.
Jodi DeJohn received this award in 2017, while Max Zimmer Sherrard was the 2016 honoree. Morgan Zimmer got it in 2014 and Caitlin Williams was the 2009 recipient.
- Jenny Elder, GC Sports Information