Mason, Speer honored as ASUN Winners for Life
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Mason, Speer honored as ASUN Winners for Life

LakePoint, Ga. - The ASUN Conference is proud to announce the Winners for Life team members for both the Fall 2017 and Winter 2017-18 semesters. 

Two student-athletes from each of the eight institutions in the conference were honored for their display of excellence on and off the playing surface. 

The Winners for Life team honors a campus citizen that is respected as one who shares and/or demonstrates the ASUN Core Values: Education, Honesty, Student-Athlete Experience, Fairness, Health, Ambition, Respect, Diversity, Inclusion, Leadership, Responsibility, Sportsmanship. To be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must have competed in the current academic year in an ASUN sponsored sport and be in good academic standing at his/her university.

Lipscomb's Kate Mason and Ryan Speer were honored as Winners for Life selections by the Bisons.

Mason, a senior Accounting major and starting goalie for the Bisons, has been the SAAC President on campus the past two years. She has organized several projects that the student-athletes have performed, including Project Life and One Shirt One Body. She holds a 3.83 cumulative GPA and is a Delta Mu Delta business honor society member.

In her first major season of action on the field, Mason came up big for the Bisons with 74 saves and a save percentage of 76.0 percent. She posted five shutouts in leading the Bisons to a regular season title and the ASUN Championship Final in 2017.

Speer, an indoor track and field student-athlete, has been an active member off the track for the Bisons during his career. He has completed a mission trip in 2015 to the Dominican Republic, while also serving as an Athletes in Action Running Camp counselor in 2016.

He has been a mainstay volunteer at Carter Lawrence Elementary School, helping kids with homework and after-school games. He is a multi-champion on the track, winning the 800m twice in his career. He also was a distance medley champion in 2018 and qualified for the NCAA East Regional.