RUSTON – Louisiana Tech senior Kevione Moten was one of 14 student-athletes to earn the Conference USA Winter Spirit of Service Award which was released by the league office on Wednesday.
The C-USA Spirit of Service Award recognizes the community service efforts of the league’s student-athletes, based upon significant public service, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport.
The Spirit of Service Award will be presented three times throughout the season, with today’s honorees representing Conference USA’s winter sports: men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and men’s and women’s indoor track and field.
Moten joins Ciara Gregory, Charlotte (Women’s Basketball), Ally Mayhew, FIU (Women’s Swimming & Diving), Brenna Saukas, Florida Atlantic (Women’s Swimming & Diving), Jacob Kilgore, Marshall (Men’s Basketball), Abbey Sissom, Middle Tennessee (Women’s Basketball), Victoria Junious, North Texas (Women’s Track & Field), Graham Thatcher, Old Dominion (Men’s Swimming), Hanna Huston, Rice (Women’s Swimming & Diving), Courtney Filliben, Southern Miss (Women’s Track & Field), Deanna Kuzmanic, UAB (Women’s Basketball), Tyler Ragin, UTEP (Women’s Track & Field), Chelsea Taylor, UTSA (Women’s Track & Field) and Justin Johnson, WKU (Men’s Basketball) as the winter sport honorees for this year.
Moten, a senior captain on the Louisiana Tech women’s basketball squad, helped the Lady Techsters to the most wins since the 2010-11 season and their first postseason tournament appearance since 2011.
In the community, the New Orleans native volunteered with the Early Childhood Education Center, Boys & Girls Club of Ruston, Elderly outreach, The Big Event of Ruston, Special Olympics, Buddy Ball, DART (Domestic Abuse Resistance Team) and Diabetes Walk.
A native of New Orleans, Moten is a family and child studies major.