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Community Champions: UTEP softball’s Pate Cathey earns C-USA Spring Spirit of Service Award 

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Photo Courtesy: UTEP Athletics

(Courtesy: UTEP Athletics)

DALLAS, Texas - UTEP softball's Pate Cathey was named as one of the recipients of the 2023 Conference USA Spring Spirit of Service Award as announced by league officials on Tuesday.  

The award honors student-athletes with significant community service endeavors, good academic standing and participation in their sport.

The Spirit of Service Award is presented three times throughout the season, with Tuesday's honorees representing baseball, men's and women's golf, outdoor track and field, softball, men's and women's tennis and beach volleyball. 

Recipients are nominated by their institutions. 

Cathey, an MA leadership studies major, is an active participant in the community of El Paso, posting over 130 hours of service since August. Cathey served on SAAC this semester as the Interim President, coordinating all meetings, E-Board meetings and led five new SAAC initiatives.

She has been named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll five times, a C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal winner four times and has landed on the All-Academic Team the last three years.

She is a pillar in the Miners middle infield, starting in every game in her final season with four home runs and over 140 putouts and assists. 

For her accomplishment, Cathey has been named this week's Community Champion.

Community Champions is sponsored by Albertsons and the El Paso Community Foundation.

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