June 17, 2014
DENTON, Texas - North Texas tennis junior Franziska Sprinkmeyer was one of 16 student-athletes named a Conference USA Spring Spirit of Service honoree for her outstanding efforts on the court, in the classroom and in the Denton community.
“Franzi is most deserving of this honor,” said head coach Sujay Lama. “She is a very kind and compassionate person who is always looking out to help others. We are very happy for her and proud of her accomplishment.”
Sprinkmeyer, a native of Nordhorn, Germany, graduated Summa Cum Laude in three years with a psychology major and Spanish minor. On the court, she earned first-team all-conference honors in doubles with her 6-0 record at the No. 1 spot.
She was a three-year member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, which helped organize National Student-Athlete Day, National Girls and Women in Sports Day activities, the Rookie Round Up and a Halloween Carnival at Apogee Stadium. She also served as an academic tutor for the Mean Green.
Outside of SAAC, Sprinkmeyer helped with collections for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, WFAA Santa's Helpers Toy Drive, Salvation Army and the Mayor's Day for the Hungry.
2014 SPRING C-USA SPIRIT OF SERVICE HONOREES:
Patric King, Charlotte, baseball
Devan Murphy, East Carolina, women's golf
Aramis Garcia, FIU, baseball
Danielle Aromashodu, Florida Atlantic, women's track & field
Janine Godwin, Louisiana Tech, softball
Karli Timko, Marshall, women's tennis
Laura Dukes, Middle Tennessee, softball
Franziska Sprinkmeyer, North Texas, women's tennis
Lauren Wright, Old Dominion, women's rowing
Andrew Murphy, Rice, baseball
Mackenzie Sher, Southern Miss, softball
Emily Dvorak, Tulane, women's tennis
Brooke Helmberger, Tulsa, women's rowing
Rachel Daniell, UAB, women's tennis
Janice Jackson, UTEP, women's track & field
Megan Low, UTSA, softball