Keough Honored With 2012-13 Winter C-USA Spirit of Service Award

April 2, 2013

UCF Athletics Social Media Directory

By Jenna Marina

IRVING, Texas - UCF women's basketball senior forward Kayli Keough has received the C-USA Winter Spirit of Service Award, Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky announced 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 is presented three times throughout the season, with winter honorees representing Conference USA in the following sports: men's and women's basketball, women's swimming and diving and men's and women's indoor track and field.

Keough serves on the UCF CARE Team, which promotes well-being of student-athletes through peer education. She is also a member of UCF's Leadership Institute and has volunteered with numerous children outreach programs, including the Miracle League, Give Kids the World, Florida Hospital for Children, Youth Sports Festival, Florida Citrus Sports Camp and the Creative School for Children.

A native of Land O'Lakes, Fla., Keough maintains an impressive 3.98 GPA. She already has a bachelor's degree in sociology and will graduate in May with a second degree in psychology. Keough started 17-of-34 games for the Knight women's basketball team, and registered her first career double-double with a personal best 17 points in UCF's semifinal win in the C-USA Championship.

Keough, who transferred to UCF from Florida State in 2010, also recently earned the prestigious honor of Order of the Pegasus. The Order of Pegasus recognizes exemplary performance by UCF undergraduate students in the areas of academic achievement, outstanding university involvement, leadership, and community service. It is the most prestigious and significant student award that can be attained at the university.