Congratulations to EC’s Timia Reynolds for being named this year’s 2017 Kathy Freese Award Recipient.
A senior, Secondary Math Education major out of Rome, GA, Timia has served as the Lady Lion’s team captain for the past two seasons. Averaging 13.7 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest, she shoots 44 percent from the field and 79 percent from the free throw line. During her career at EC, Timia was selected to the All-Tournament Team her sophomore year and as a 3rd Team All-American last year.
Her leadership both on and off the court is what sets Timia apart.
Off the court, Reynolds stays plenty involved at Emmanuel and in the community as a Math Tutor at Emmanuel’s Academic Resource Center and a part of the Emmanuel Leadership Initiative Advisory Board where she helps plan events both on campus and in the surrounding community.
When she’s not playing basketball, tutoring or working on her own studies, Reynolds volunteers at Royston Baptist Church where she works with the children in the nursery and in children’s church.
"Timia's giving nature and encouraging spirit is such that she enhances the atmosphere everywhere she goes," stated Mike Bona, Emmanuel's Head Coach. Bona added, "In my 41 years of being involved in Christian higher education and having coached the majority of that time, Timia has had the greatest influence on our school and program of any student-athlete with whom I have been associated. We have been blessed to have had the opportunity to have her attend our college and be a part of our team!"
The purpose of the Kathy Freese Award is to enhance the Christian purpose of athletic excellence in Christian athletic competition, and to perpetuate the Christian philosophy and faith in evangelical Christian institutions across our nation. This award is sponsored by Mr. Gary Beck, manager of the Gary Beck Foundation and a former NCCAA All-American student-athlete from Greenville College (IL).