Athlete of the Month

The January recipient of our Athlete of the Month Award is Kaci Britt Bell from Trevecca Nazarene University
"Ultimately, Kaci Brit Bell is the kind of person every parent hopes his or her kid will become.  She is a hard working go-getter who leads by example and always has a positive outlook on life"
-Jon Gin
Assistant Coach, Trevecca Nazarene University
When walking into the gym of the Trevecca Trojans, there's no question about who leads their women's basketball team into battle each night.  As a fifth-year senior and graduate student, Kaci Brit Bell exemplifies what it means to excel as a student-athlete.  Kaci was named to the G-MAC All Conference Second Team as a sophomore and First Team last year as a junior.  She has also been named Player of the Week by the GMAC conference and the Tennessee Sportswriter's Association.  Undoubtedly, those accomplishments are nothing less than impressive.  More impressively, these athletic feats were accomplished while graduating with honors by hoisting a 3.6 GPA.  Her acute attention to detail in her academics lines up perfectly with her goal of becoming a middle school teacher.  The sharp- shooting forward wants to instill the valuable lessons that she has learned as an athlete into youth that face socioeconomic challenges. Her work-ethic in the classroom has led her to 4 Scholar-Athlete and 6 Dean's List honors.  
Assistant coach, Jon Gin, says, "she is always finding ways to help out her teammates and put them in the best possible place for them to succeed." Although she has an extraordinary work ethic on the hardwood, Kaci doesn't limit this mindset to the court.  She has served the TNU community on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes leadership team for 3 years.  She has also served on the leadership team of I Am Second ministries and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.  With so many roles of influence, Kaci's presence at Trevecca will continue to be felt for years to come and she looks to carry this same presence with her into the future.  She says,  "I want to use the skills I have learned from being an athlete to help teach my students how to be disciplined, responsible, manage time, and win."