STUDENT-ATHLETE COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Logan Slade of the Memorial Sea-Hawks is the 2016-17 AUS male student-athlete community service award recipient.
Slade is a third-year kinesiology student from St. John's, N.L., in his second year of eligibility for the Sea-Hawks men's swim team.
In the classroom, he has managed a cumulative GPA of 3.76 and currently boasts a 4.0 GPA. He is the recipient of the Memorial University Endowment Fund Scholarship as well as the Centenary of Responsible Government Scholarship.
Slade is heavily involved in an array of community initiatives. He is a volunteer swim coach for Special Olympics Newfoundland and a former swim coach for the St. John's Legends Swim Club.
He volunteers his time as a peer mentor for high school students, as well as with P.L.A.Y. (Physical Literacy for All Youth)—a university student-run program which promotes physical literacy among young children in the community.
Slade also serves on several committees, including the Academic Council Committee, the Undergraduate Studies Committee and the Student Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Human Kinetics and Recreation Society, Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Interprofessional Skills Training program at Memorial's Health Sciences Centre.
Furthermore, Slade has volunteered his time with several events, including Swim for Hope which raises money for cancer research, the Red Shoe Crew Walk which raises money for Ronald McDonald House and the local children's hospital, the Terry Fox Run, the We Scare Hunger food drive and Run for the Cure.
Logan is an extremely dedicated athlete who does not miss an opportunity to be involved in committees and special projects," said Sea-Hawks co-head coach Duffy Earle. "Although he has an extremely busy schedule, Logan makes a point of seeking out opportunities to volunteer in the community."
"Logan is a great team member who is overwhelmingly supportive of his teammates and a leader in our program."
Source - AUS