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Thomas Kwok Honored with Brine Award

Thomas Kwok Honored with Brine Award

LOS ANGELES, CA – For his efforts both on and off the field, senior Thomas Kwok was honored with the SCIAC men's soccer Brine Award of Distinction.

The award is a well-rounded honor that takes into account sportsmanship, community service and academic success as well as performance on the soccer field. It is voted on by the league's nine head coaches.

"This honor is very befitting of Kwok. He completely embodies the spirit of the award," said 13th year head coach Rolo Uribe. "It has been such a privilege to coach him for four seasons, and I wish him nothing but the best. He is a special player and person. He represents what a SCIAC athlete should be."

Kwok started all 18 games for the Beavers this season. Dating back to last season, the native of San Francisco started 32 of the final 35 games he played in. He served as team captain in 2013.

Off the soccer field he serves throughout the Caltech and San Gabriel Valley communities. On campus he is a teaching assistant for freshman level chemistry courses, and he serves as a counselor for Fleming Hovse.

From 2009-2011 he voluntarily served in Malaysia for his church. While there, he traveled throughout the country helping to strengthen church relations in local communities. He learned the Malay language and culture while teaching families about his faith.

Kwok also plays outfield for the Beavers baseball team. After not playing baseball prior to 2013, he started 21 games and batted .231 while posting a .976 field percentage in 82 chances.

He is the second Caltech player to earn the accolade after Grayson Chadwick earned the honor in 2009 and 2010.