Abilene Christian senior Kyle Karnei has won the Southland Conference’s Steve McCarty Citizenship Award.

Karnei, a former state-qualifying golfer at Midway, has played golf for ACU for the past four years. He also has been active in student government and several community outreach projects, including creating the Hudson Wade 5K to honor a young Abilene boy who died last year after a battle with leukemia.

The Steve McCarty Award is named for a former athletic director at Stephen F. Austin, and honors male and female student-athletes who exhibit citizenship, sportsmanship and leadership. Karnei will receive the award at a May 23 banquet in Frisco.

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