MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Auburn University at Montgomery senior men's soccer midfielder Gunnar Kristinsson was awarded the Army ROTC Athletic Achievement Award on Monday, for his leadership on the field and his community involvement off the field.
Criteria for the Army ROTC Athletic Achievement Award includes being certified for eligibility and involved in participation of a varsity sport; performance on the field or court during the previous two weeks; contributions to the team's success through their individual leadership skills, their commitment to teamwork, their extra effort during practice and their demonstration of sportsmanship; and performance off the field of play, including academic success, character and exemplary community outreach.
Kristinsson was nominated after scoring three goals in a five-match span, while assisting with another. The Reykjavik, Iceland native was also named the Southern States Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, after recording his first career two-goal match against Southern Poly.
In addition to his success on the pitch, Kristinsson's efforts are also demonstrated in the community as well. During his career, he has participated in numerous community service projects with the men's soccer program and is currently assisting in collecting used soccer equipment to be given to the youth of Haiti.
Senior women's soccer goalkeeper Daisy Burnfield was also nominated for the award.