Radford University volleyball’s Hailey Flowers has been awarded the 2022 Big South Conference Christenberry Award for Academic Excellence, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon.
The prestigious honor is given to the male and female student-athlete who attains the highest GPA during their undergraduate collegiate careers. Flowers earned a 4.00 GPA while majoring in criminal justice and graduating a year early.
A native of Eureka, Ill., Flowers also played a pivotal role for Radford on the court, competing in 25 of the team’s 28 games and posting 140 kills, the second-most on the team.
Big South member institutions nominate one male and one female undergraduate student-athlete for the annual Christenberry Award. The honor is named for George A. Christenberry, the former President of Augusta College (now Augusta University) and one of the founders of the Big South Conference. A member of the Big South Hall of Fame, Christenberry served as the league’s first president from 1983-86.
Big South Conference’s George A. Christenberry Award Recipients:
Krishna Raj, Charleston Southern (baseball)
Jonathan Frye, Gardner-Webb (men’s swimming
Louise Schmidtgen, Gardner-Webb (women’s track & field)
Faith Parandhamia, Gardner-Webb (women’s track & field/cross country)
Camille Pereira, Hampton (women’s soccer)
Hailey Flowers, Radford (volleyball)
India Appleton, UNC Asheville (women’s track & field/cross country)
Alice Walker, UNC Asheville (women’s soccer)
Grace Volk, UNC Asheville (volleyball)
Gillian Oyos, UNC Asheville (women’s soccer)
Kelly Wiedemann, USC Upstate (volleyball)