Nathan Haywood selected as SCAC Character and Community Athlete-of-the-Week

SUWANEE, Ga.—Nathan Haywood, a junior from Fairhope, Ala., has been selected the SCAC Character & Community Male Student-Athlete-of-the-Week for the week ending October 2, 2011.

Haywood, a chemistry major and a defender on the men's soccer team, volunteers at Church of the Reconciler, serving breakfast to the homeless. He is also a worship assistant for 'The Gathering', and is involved in the Trinity United Methodist Church youth group where he leads bible study.

He has also worked with a Costa Rican ministry called Amor en la Calle ("Love in the Streets"), in which homeless teenagers can live and work on a ranch, learning to be self-sufficient.

In the classroom, Haywood holds a 4.0 GPA and received the 2010 CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award, and is also a Guy E. Snavely Honors Scholar at BSC. He presented research on atmospheric chemistry at the 2010 Southeast Medical Scientist Symposium, and is also a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).