2012 SEC Golf Community Service Team
Men - Hunter Hamrick
Hunter has been a very visible student-athlete in the Tuscaloosa community over the past four years ... a regular in local elementary and middle schools reading to children and talking to them about the importance of education ... he quickly responded to his community in need following the April, 27, 2011, tornado that tore through Tuscaloosa, helping cleanup debris and serving meals at local shelters to individuals and families in need. He has also been a regular contributor to Project Angel Tree and Alabama's annual Halloween Extravaganza.
Women - Daniel Lendl
Daniel Lendl quickly established herself in the Tuscaloosa community when she arrived on campus in 2011 ... the Vero Beach, Fla., native has been a regular in area schools reading and encouraging area children ... she took part in the University of Alabama's annual Halloween Extravaganza ... she helped raise money for Project Angel Tree ... has volunteered at the local YMCA and participated in the Crimson Tide's Power of Pink event to help raise money for breast cancer.
Men - Austin Cook
Volunteers at the Soup Kitchen in his hometown... works with kids at the Church of Arkansas' Recess program... SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2012 ... honorable mention All-American in 2011 ... SEC All-Freshman Team in 2010.
Women - Emily Podzielinski
Leadership Academy, Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee; SEC Together We CAN; Sweat Hawgs Program (instilling importance of physical fitness to area elementary); Book Hogs Read To Win program; Ronald McDonald House Charity Golf Tourn; First Tee Clinics; U of A Blood Drive participant; Lift Up America; Reading with the Razorbacks; NWA Heart Walk; Special Olympics volunteer; Joplin Tornado Clean up; Jones Center Ropes Course volunteer; Rockin with the Razorbacks volunteer; Run for Love and Children's Fun Run volunteer; attended Ms. Ruby Williams 107th birtday party; Operation Santa Claus; Several area food bank drives... Participated in all nine tournaments this year....Arkansas-best 71 in final round at Gator SunTrust Invitational...Arkansas-best tie for 25th at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic...Arkansas-best 227 in three round tournament twice this year.
Men - David Zickler
Served as the men's golf representative on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Assisted with the planning of and coordination of Student-Athlete Day and SAAC's annual Toys of Tots toy drive, Participates annually in the SEC's Together We Can Food Drive, Reads annually to Kindergarten students at Auburn Early Education Center, Visited Cary Woods Elementary School during Read Across America week, to help get students excited about reading, Participated in the City of Auburn's annual Downtown Trick or Treat Event, an alternative to trick or treating for Auburn city residents. Passed out candy and took pictures and signed autographs... Was named a Top Tiger for the past three seasons at the Auburn Athletics Department's second-annual "AUSPY Awards", honoring the top athletic and academic achievements by Auburn student-athletes during the 2011-12 academic year.
Women - Patricia Sanz
Worked with the Cotolengo Foundation in Spain, giving aid to the elderly and disabled in the community... Active in the Theodora Foundation Tournament in Spain that raises money for pediatric cancer patients... At Auburn, is active in the SEC "We Can" Food Drive... Has worked with disabled children at Storybook Farm and collected toys for Toys For Tots with the Auburn SAAC... Has volunteered with the Lee County Humane Society and with the East Alabama Food Bank; Carries a 3.44 GPA and recently graduated from Auburn with her degree in Biomedical Sciences... A three-time NGCA All-American Scholar... 2012 All-SEC First Team honoree... 2012 SEC Tournament medalist... 2011 SEC Community Service Team member.
Men - Tyler McCumber
Miracle on Main Street - Helped collect donations of new toys and spent time cleaning, assembling and sorting toys and games...Gator Tracks Wrapping Party ...Thanksgiving Food Event - Helped unload food for families...J.J. Finley Afterschool Program...Intramurals at Stephen Foster Elementary ...Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative for men's golf team
Women - Evan Jensen
Volunteer work for the local Habitat for Humanity...Volunteer coach at Gator Golf Day for youth golfers...Member of SEC All-Freshman Team (2009)...SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll (2010, 2011, 2012).
Men - Keith Mitchell
One of golf's members of UGA's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which oversees community service projects...Habitat for Humanity...Golf clinics and camps...SEC Together We CAN food drive... Holiday cards for deployed soldiers...Adopt-a-Family for Thanksgiving...Thanksgiving Delivery for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia...Toys for Tots...UGA Relay for Life...Soles4Souls Shoe Collection...Special Olympics - Homeruns for Hometown Heroes...Walk to School with the Dawgs - Barrow Elementary...2011-12 recipient of the Robert E. Dicks III Athletic Scholarship...2010-11 recipient of the James R. Gabrielsen Scholarship
Women - Emilie Burger
Home Runs for Hometown Rivals - Participated in the softball game at UGA's Foley Field for Special Olympians.... Volunteers are paired with a Special Olympics athlete, assist the athletes with their pre-game meal and then they will spend time with the athlete in the dugout, at bat and running the bases; Camp Twin Lakes - Visited the camp which provide programs for children with serious illnesses, disabilities or other challenges; Stadion Classic golf clinic - Assisted with a youth golf clinic at the UGA Golf Course in association with the Nationwide Tour's Stadion Classic at UGA; Visitation at St. Mary's Hospital - Visited and delivered posters and general well-wishes to patients at the Athens hospital; Grand View Nursing Center - Volunteered at local home for the elderly; Athens Boys & Girls Club - Volunteered at local Boys & Girls Club activities for elementary and middle school aged children; Oconee Parks & Rec - Volunteered to help local youth activities; SEC "Together We CAN" food drive - As a member of UGA's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) helped with the league-wide effort to raise canned food donations, specifically benefitting the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia in Athens; A three-time All-SEC performer, earning first-team status in 2011-12 after securing second-team honors in 2009-10 and 2010-11.
Men - Seth Blann
Bluegrass Youth for Christ Volunteer...God's Pantry Back Pack Program...Shriner's Hospital visitor...CATS Cultivating Character...2009-10 Academic All-SEC...2008-09 Academic All-SEC.
Women - Megan Moir
To go along with outstanding academics and solid golf play, Megan Moir has spent over 400 hours serving the community and the nation since beginning her career at the University of Kentucky four years ago ... Along with many athletes at UK, Moir has spent every Winter of her career "ringing the bell" for the Salvation Army ... Moir served the Los Angeles community the entire month of June 2010 with "Athletes in Action Urban Project." The group of nearly 50 student-athletes invested their time in inner-city LA in an attempt to make an impact on people's lives ... Moir has dedicated days to spend time with cancer patients, cooking and eating with residents as a Hope Lodge volunteer ... Participated in "Walk for the Cure," a walk to support breast cancer awareness ... With a desire to feed the hungry, Moir has spent countless hours packing and delivering food with God's Pantry ... Moir served as an "Athletes in Action" camp intern for nearly a month ... In the Spring of 2012, Moir spent afternoons as a mentor to the young at local schools, investing in the next generation ... To go along with a mentoring program, Moir has also spent countless hours as a tutor for grade school kids ... Moir volunteered her time for the 2011 SEC Can Food Drive football game ... As a 7th St. Community Center mentor, Moir devoted over 15 hours of her time to helping the less fortunate ... This past spring Moir taught Sunday school to at-risk youth in the "Embrace Sunday School" Event ... Moir competed in 21 rounds as a junior for Kentucky as the Wildcats broke the school record in scoring average... Moir is active around campus, a regular participant at Athletes in Action and one of many student-athletes always willing to serve. Moir won the Community Service Award at the University of Kentucky's annual "CATSPY" Awards.
Men - Sang Yi
Sang Yi is a campus leader in community service as he has helped coordinate such annual events as the Halloween BOOzar, "Thanksgiving with the Tigers" and Christmas Toy Drive through the athletic department. As part of the Halloween BOOzar, Yi helped set up an activity station for local children while manning the haunted putt-putt game. He also signed autographs, passed out candy and played games with the kids in attendance. As part of the "Thanksgiving with the Tigers" event, Yi joined with LSU student-athletes in teaming with the St. Vincent de Paul shelter to adopt 21 needy families, while providing Thanksgiving meals to the families and playing games with kids. While volunteering with LSU's annual Christmas Toy Drive, Yi helped raise money with his teammates to provide an adopted needy child with gifts to open on Christmas Day...2012 First-Team All-SEC; 2011 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar; 3-time SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Women - Jacqueline Hedwall
Halloween Boozar; Student-athletes from every team at LSU participated in the Halloween BOOzar event on campus. Each team came dressed up in Halloween costumes and set up an activity station for local kids. The student-athletes played games with the kids, handed out candy, and signed autographs during the event. The night provided a fun, free, and safe event for over 500 local children in the Baton Rouge area. Canned goods were also collected at the door for the local food bank's Thanksgiving collection; Thanksgiving with the Tigers-LSU student-athletes participated in the school's annual holiday community service event. LSU sports teamed up with the St. Vincent de Paul shelter to obtain 21 needy kids and their families to adopt for the function. The student-athletes fed a Thanksgiving type meal to needy families, played games with the kids and provided gifts for the kids to take home for the holidays; Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital Visit-Student-athletes participated in a team visit to the local children's hospital. Athletes went room to room visiting with patients and handed out team posters for the kids to hang up in the hospital rooms; Habitat for Humanity Home Build Student-athletes participated in several different Habitat for Humanity builds throughout the school year, where they helped build homes for those in need; Read Across America: Student-athletes visited local schools in the Baton Rouge community for the annual Read Across America Day. They read Dr. Seuss books for elementary classes in honor of the celebration for the late author of Dr. Seuss books; Spring Greening Day: Student-athletes from took part in the annual Spring Greening Day to commemorate Earth Day on LSU's campus. The student-athletes partnered with the campus community on this beautification project. The event also served to encourage a sense of pride and ownership in the campus and educate volunteers about proper recycling procedures and sustainability efforts.
Men - Thomas Watkins
Volunteers with his church in his hometown of Madison, Miss ... Team's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative... Nominee for the Community Service Outreach Rebels' Choice Award.
Women - Haley Millsap
Has participated in More than a Meal, Adopt-a-Basket, Backpack to Briefcases, the SEC's "Together We Can" canned food drive, Rebel Re-Runs, Clothes for Haiti, "Soles for Souls"... She is her team's SAAC Representative at Ole Miss and a leader in Fellowship of Christian Athletes... NGCA All-American, SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Chancellor's Honor Roll.
Men - Brad Thompson
The Breakfast of Champions - Mississippi State athletic department sponsored event where student-athletes eat breakfast with students at local elementary schools; Soles for Souls - Donated and collected footwear for individuals in need of shoes; Sudduth Elementary Reading Program - Read to students and helped children learn to read at Sudduth Elementary school in Starkville, Miss.
Women - Mary Langdon Gallagher
Make a Wish Foundation - Helped raise money to send a Starkville-area girl to Disney World; Catch A Dream - Helped raise money to send two Starkville-area boys hunting; Phi Mu's Limelight - Sorority-sponsored event to help raise money for multiple charities; Phi Mu's Derby Days - Sorority-sponsored event to help raise money for multiple charities; The Breakfast of Champions - Mississippi State athletic department sponsored event where student-athletes eat breakfast with students at local elementary schools; Can Food Drive for North Greenwood Baptist Church - Collected cans for the Church's food pantry; Greenwood Soup Kitchen - Served meals during Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays; Soles for Souls - Donated and collected footwear for individuals in need in shoes.
Men - Clint Tolleson
Spent time with children with chronic illness at Palmetto Children's Hospital...Took part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service...Heavily involved with his church as well as being heavily involved in local church activities...Involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes..Involved with Fairway Outreach...Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member/SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
Women - Katie Burnett
Spent time with children with chronic illness at Palmetto Health Hospital...Talked with middle school class at Muller Middle School Career Day about hard work, responsibility and time management skills needed to be a college student and athlete....Took part in Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Green Initiatives Tree Planting. ...Took part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service...Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee...Second Team All-SEC...South Carolina's female nominee for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year award...Named to Capital One Academic All-District 4 At-Large Team.
Men - Garrick Porteous
Toys for Tots...Designed the 2012 poster for the Volscars (athletic department all sports award show)... Organized the effort to design and present an award at Volscars for UT's Director of Mental Training, Joe Whitney
Women - Sara Monberg
Worked with Komen Foundation Golf Clinic, where she offered golf tips and strategies to participants...Teams & Toys: served food and played games with the Knoxville homeless; Penpal!; wrote letters back and forth with local elementary students; Soles 4 Souls: Helped collect shoes for the needy; Walk for the Cure: Participated in walk to benefit Alzheimer's...Member of Student-Athlete Advisory Committee; Strength and Conditioning award recipient for dedication in the weight room; Winner of Team Before Self Award.
Men - Will Snipes
Volunteered with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Nashville...Met once a week with an underprivileged child in a mentoring role.
Women - Lauren Stratton
Worked at Bonnie Blackburn Girls Golf Camp and helped organize final day....She also volunteers for the First Tee in Nashville and Franklin.