WACO, TEXAS (Nov. 20, 2015) -- As part of the Red River Athletic Conference's (RRAC) commitment to the NAIA Champions of Character program, the conference recognizes student-athletes from member schools that have exhibited a high level of scholarship, sportsmanship, integrity and community service. Madison Raines of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) earned this week's recognition.
Madison Raines, Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas)
Sport: Women's Soccer
Hometown: League City, Texas
Champions of Character Qualities/Activities:
- As the second-team goalkeeper, supports the rest of the team from the bench and plays with great tenacity when entering the game.
- Takes great pride in her studies, and works hard at school and practice without excuses.
- Singled out to assist in the OLLU sports information department based on her outstanding attitude and professionalism.
- Has created Christmas cards for children's hospitals at every school she has attended.
- Led the OLLU Alumni Soccer Clinic to instruct youth soccer players.
- Contributed to various other clinics for children in the community.
- Currently shadowing high school and elementary teachers in preparation for student teaching in the spring semester.
Future Plans: To become a teacher.
Head Coach Arthur Salazar said, "Madison has been a great addition to our program, and she is a true team player. She always works hard regardless of the circumstances. This mentality is a true depiction of her character and her willingness to succeed."