Jessica Thornton named SCAC Character & Community Athlete of the Week

SUWANEE, Ga.—Jessica Thornton, a junior captain on the Birmingham-Southern women's cross country team from Huntsville, Ala., has been selected the SCAC Character & Community Female Student-Athlete-of-the-Week for the week ending September 18, 2011.

Thornton, a member of Beta Beta Beta (a Biology Honor Society), tutors students at Bush Hills Academy and has participated in the LEAD program, a social-change model of leadership for first-year students at BSC.

She was also a Teaching Assistant for Biology Professor Dr. Wayne Shew. 

In addition, Thornton is involved in Habitat for Humanity and a local event for elementary schools called the "Owl Prowl", in which students come to campus and interact with student-athletes.