Spokane, Wash. - March's Zag-of-the-Month has been awarded to Rachel Wright, a member of the Women's Crew team. Wright has been given this honor for her leadership on Gonzaga's campus, in athletics, and throughout the Spokane community. The Portland, Oregon native devotes herself to being a leader and giving back to both Gonzaga and several charity organizations of Spokane.
Wright is a Junior, majoring in Sports Management and minoring in Art. Not only does she balance a full course load and dedicate several hours a week to the Rowing team, but she has been an integral part in this year's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) as well as other leadership programs on campus. As Volunteer Chair for S.A.A.C., Wright has planned and coordinated many S.A.A.C. sponsored events, as she is responsible for seeking out volunteer opportunities for GU's student-athletes. She was also selected to be a part of the 2011-2012 GU Student-Athlete Leadership Institute.
Wright herself has served the Spokane community through several service organizations. She has devoted countless hours to these organizations, including The Boys and Girls Club of Spokane County, Campus Kitchens, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center, Northeast Youth Center, Union Gospel Mission, and St. Margaret's Shelter. She has also visited Grant and Garfield Elementary Schools of Spokane. Wright has been involved in nearly every service event held through S.A.A.C. and Gonzaga Athletics, and is constantly giving what she can to help others.
A student-athlete selected as Zag-of-the-Month exhibits effort and excellence in academics, leadership, integrity, campus involvement, community service, dedication to team, and the ability to serve as a role model for current and future GU students and student-athletes. Each month GU's S.A.A.C. nominates and selects one of their peers for the award.