BOCA RATON, Fla. – Florida Atlantic University placekicker Greg Joseph received the Conference USA (C-USA) Fall Spirit of Service Award for his commitment to academics, athletics and bettering the community as announced by the conference on Wednesday.
Joseph has participated in numerous community events even while being in season, with his over 50 hours of service including Paint Your Heart Out Palm Beach County in addition to visiting local Boys & Girls Clubs. This year, he also served as the 2017-18 FAU SAAC president.
His success extends to the classroom as well, where he has already completed his undergraduate degree in exercise science and health promotion and is in his fourth semester in FAU’s MBA with an emphasis in health administration. He holds a 3.595 GPA and earlier this month was named to the C-USA All-Academic Team.
Athletically, Joseph got off to a strong start, making a program long 54-yard field goal, tying the program record for most PATs in a career and becoming FAU’s all-time field goal leader in the season opener against Navy. He broke the career extra point record the following week against Wisconsin. On the season, he has made 15-of-19 field goal attempts (14-of-16 from inside 50 yards) and 59 PATs. He has recorded touchbacks on 70 of his 93 kickoffs so far this season, and was named Honorable Mention All-C-USA.
Joseph was an honoree for this award as well in the fall of 2015. The C-USA Spirit of Service Award is designed to recognize the community service efforts of the league's student-athletes, based upon significant community service, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport. The Spirit of Service award is presented three times throughout the season, with Wednesday’s honorees representing fall sports of football, men’s & women’s cross country, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball.