The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams in all 20 sports. The Community Service Team looks to highlight athletes from the SEC who gives back to their community in superior service efforts. Brief biographical sketches of the members of the 2011 Women’s Tennis Community Service Team follows:
Courtney McLane, Alabama
Junior • Lawrenceville, Ga.
University of Alabama Athletic Department’s Halloween Extravaganza where children 13 and under get to spend an evening in costume with student-athletes and participate in various activities … Project Angel Tree where teams raise money to help give Christmas gifts to children with incarcerated parent(s) … USTA/ITA Campus Kids Day … Walk to Defeat ALS … Read Across America.
Emily Carbone, Arkansas
Junior • Lexington, Ky.
Member of the Student Athlete Academic Council (SAAC) involved in creating and participating community service activates for student athletes... Book Hawgs... Sweat Hawgs
Caroline Hitimana, Florida
Sophomore • Waterloo, Belgium
Beat Tennessee Watch Party at Shands Hospital... Children's Miracle Network Pediatric Movie Night... Gator Tracks Wrapping Party... Gator Tracks Delivery at Terwilliger Elementary School... Gator Tracks Delivery at Idylwild Elementary School.
Kate Fuller, Georgia
Freshman • Suwanee, Ga.
Worked at homeless shelters cooking/serving meals... Assisted with trash pickup around community... Selected to Dean William Tate Honor Society.
Lauren Meier, Kentucky
Senior • Woodstock, Ga.
2010 SEC Together We Can Food Drive... Big Blue Madness Fundraiser... YMCA Fall Festival... Salvation Army Bell Ringing... God’s Pantry Back Pack Program... Race for the Cure.
Gabby Rangel, Ole Miss
Junior • Hendersonville, Tenn.
Has participated in Reading with the Rebels... SECs Canned Food Drive... Special Olympics... Is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee... Was a member of the Mascot Selection Committee.
Dijana Stojic, South Carolina
Junior • Makarska, Croatia
Participated in the Gamecocks Giving Back event in October 2010, which included four hours of volunteer work at Habitat for
Humanity in Cayce, S.C... A regular volunteer at Harvest Hope Food Bank... Regularly donate clothes to the Red Cross.
Natalie Pluskota, Tennessee
Junior • Newnan, Ga.
Helped assemble bikes for underprivileged children... Participated in Toys for Tots during the holiday season... Active in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure... Attended a special Holiday Dinner for the less fortunate... Handed out popsicles to students on the pedestrian walkway to foster strong community relations... Will take part in the Donor Thank-a-Thon on April 29.