(New Orleans, La.) The Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) announced their year-end awards at the conference meetings this week. Women’s basketball’s Jasmine Brewer and baseball’s Bradley Brunet were named Institutional Honor Student Athletes of the Year for Loyola University New Orleans.
The awards were given to student-athletes who displayed excellence on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.
Jasmine Brewer, a forward for the Wolf Pack women’s basketball team, earned the recognition after averaging 13.81 points and 8.4 rebounds during her junior season. For her performance, Brewer was named first team All-SSAC and third team All-Louisiana. She ranked 15th in the NAIA in offensive rebounds and led the Wolf Pack with 1.56 steals per game.
Brewer was also named a NAIA Champions of Character award winner in addition to being named to the SSAC All-Academic team. In the community, Brewer volunteered for the Elevate service project, Kingsley Home, Recreate, and Hope Lodge. Additionally she took a 24 day service trip to Belize and is the Vice President of Programming for Nu Mu Citywide Chapter of Delta Sigma Sorority. As the vice president, she helped coordinate walks such as the Komen Race and Heart Walk and a toy drive for the children Early Childhood Support and Services and a toiletries drive for the Metropolitan Women’s Shelter.
Bradley Brunet, a senior catcher and pitcher for the baseball team, batted a career best .289 this season while contributing eight doubles to the Wolf Pack attack. He had 16 RBI’s and a .377 slugging percentage to go with a .331 on base percentage. He also pitched 6.1 innings out of the bullpen in his first season on the mound. A four year starter, Brunet captained the baseball team for three seasons.
Brunet graduated this spring with a bachelor’s of business administration in management. He was also a member of the Dean’s List and a Loyola Scholar Athlete every year from 2010-2013. He also was a member of the Athletic and Wellness Student Leadership Council since 2011.
Brunet was part of the contingent of Loyola baseball players who travled to Belize for 10 days over Christmas break to serve as teachers and coaches for the children of San Jose. In addition to teaching basketball skills, he assisted the children with English and Math studies, and helped with arts and crafts. Brunet also volunteered with Wolves on the Prowl where he supervised field days with children participating in athletic activities. He also spent time volunteering for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans by assisting guests at the NFL Experience.