With the help of other student organizations on campus, Northwestern State collected 292 pounds of "pop can tabs."
NSU student-athletes collected tabs from soft drink cans, which will be turned over for recycling and the money will go to St. Jude's. The 2013 total almost tied last year's record amount of 297.6 pounds set by Northwestern State.
The total earned Northwestern State the Southland Conference "Pop Tab Drive" championship with the Demons and Lady Demons collecting more than all the other participating league members.
The entire Northwestern State campus, including SAAC, Greek Life, Student Activities and other on-campus organizations, contributed to the drive.
The "Pop Tab Drive" is one of several community service projects Northwestern State student-athletes undertake to help the Natchitoches community. NSU student-athletes also take part in activities that support organizations such as Samaritan's Feet, Operation Support Our Troops, American Cancer Society, Special Olympics, Can River Children's Home and many other local community groups.
Carrie Crowell, the senior woman administrator and head academic coordinator for NSU Athletics, is the SAAC advisor.
Sam Houston State finished behind Northwestern State for the second consecutive year, collecting 257.4 pounds of pop tabs.