Tulsa's Peete Named C-USA Spirit of Service Award Winner
April 9, 2014
TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa basketball senior guard Tim Peete was honored as a Conference USA Winter Spirit of Service award winner, the league office announced Wednesday.
The award recognizes the service efforts of the league's student-athletes, based on significant community service, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport.
Peete, a native of Memphis, Tenn., was a four-year letterwinner, who played in 129 games with 61 starts during his four-year career on the basketball court. Off the court, he participated in several community service projects in the Tulsa community.
Among his community service projects, Peete helped children shop for school clothes and supplies with Operation School Bell, and shopped for Christmas gifts for the Salvation Army Adopt-a-Child program. He also served Thanksgiving meals at Tally's restaurant, participated in Read Across America Day, and assisted at various schools in speaking engagements, reading and playing with children.
On the court, Peete averaged 3.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists over his career. As a senior, he started 33 of 34 games and totaled career highs of 180 points (5.3 ppg), 112 rebounds (3.3 rpg) and 36 steals (1.1 spg), and added 1.7 assists per contest. Called the ultimate "glue guy" by his coaches, the 6'4" Peete effectively played four positions on offense and defense, and was one of the top perimeter defenders for the Golden Hurricane throughout his career. He was the senior leader of the Hurricane, and as the only four-year player on the team guided his younger teammates both on and off the court
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