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 2012 Women’s Tennis Community Service Team follows:
Mary Anne Macfarlane, Alabama
Sophomore • Ogden, Utah
Following the tornado on April 27, 2011, volunteered with Temporary Emergency Services in Tuscaloosa… Assisted with relief efforts through her church to help load supplies for tornado victims… Assisted in the clean up after the tornado with her church… USTA/ITA Campus Kids Day… UA Athletic Department Halloween Extravaganza… Read Across America… Walk to Defeat ALS.
Emily Carbone, Arkansas
Senior • Lexington, Ky.
Participated in the Leadership Academy from 2010 through 2012... Was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee... Was part of the Lift Up America Program... Together WE CAN (SEC Canned Food Drive)... Walk a Mile in Her Shoes... Kid’s Tennis Clinic... Rockin’ with the Razorbacks... Christmas Shop with the Razorbacks at Toys-r-Us... the Book Hogs Read to Win program... Sweat Hawgs... Book Hogs end of the year pizza party.
Taylor Schriemann, Auburn
Senior • Dallas, Texas
Has worked with the Salvation Army... Participated in Storybook Farms... Assisted with the SEC Canned Food Drive... Volunteered at many local elementary schools... Toys for Tots... Boys and Girls Club... Rally for the Cure.
Joanna Mather, Florida
Senior • Duluth, Ga.
Participated with "Miracle on Main Street" events, helping to provide Christmas gifts to more than 300 families... Volunteer with Gator Tracks, purchasing shoes for underprivileged elementary schools around Gainesville... Visited with children at a local elementary school and at Shands Hospital... Volunteer with Climb for Cancer, playing sports with children who currently have or know someone who has cancer.
Kate Fuller, Georgia
Sophomore • Suwanee, Ga.
Member of Dean William Tate Honor Society that participates in various leadership and service projects... Tennis Rep. for Student Athlete Advisory Committee... Member of UGA Team United/FCA... Serves as FCA speaker at local high schools... Volunteer for Relay for Life and Special Olympics baseball game at UGA’s Foley Field.
Grace Trimble , Kentucky
Freshman • Winchester, Kentucky
Founded a National Junior Tennis and Learning Program called Lexington Tennis Club (LTC) Smart Shots in 2010... Head volunteer coach for Smart Shots Fall Event... Volunteered at the 2011 SEC Food Drive Football Collection... Breakfast with Santa... God’s Pantry Back Pack Program... Salvation Army Bell Ringing... Catholic Action Center Homeless Shelter... Clearing; Smart Shot Christmas Sponsor
Keri Frankenberger, LSU
Junior • Gainesvile, Fla.
Served as a women’s tennis representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee... Participated in the HalloweenBOOzar... Twin Oaks Elementary playground build project... Adopted an underprivileged child for the holidays with the women’s tennis team providing gifts at a program while also serving a Thanksgiving style meal to the family. Played games with 21 needy children adopted by all the LSU student-athletes all as part of Thanksgiving with the Tigers... Volunteered at Holiday on Campus, the annual holiday event on the LSU campus, collecting canned goods for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, collecting toys for the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, in addition to helping distribute food.
Gabby Rangel, Ole Miss
Senior • Hendersonville, Tenn.
Has participated in Reading with the Rebels, the SECs Canned Food Drive and Special Olympics…Collected and sent shoes to Kenya as part of “Rebel Reruns”…Vice President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority…Two-time member of the SEC Community Service Team.
Rosaline Dion, Mississippi State
Sophomore • Repenghny, Quebec, Canada
Has participated in many community service events, including serving breakfast to Starkville area elementary students through Breakfast with the Bulldogs... Souls for Soles, a campaign set up to present underprivileged children with new shoes... She has also read to children in the Starkville district on multiple occasions... An active member of MSU’s “M club,” a school wide organization that gives student athletes the opportunity to serve in the community... Through the M club, has participated in the SEC food drive, as well as organize a Thanksgiving food drive for Starkville and the surrounding areas on her own.
Dominika Kanakova, South Carolina
Sophomore • Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic
Volunteered at a local mall assisting as one of Santa’s Helpers for the holiday…Participated in a local tennis clinic for children.
Natalie Pluskota, Tennessee
Senior • Newnan, Ga.
Wally Tidwell Pro-Am (MTSU)…Popsicles on the Pedestrian Walkway…Teams For Toys…Holiday Dinner… Supports local Special Olympics…Referee local YMCA basketball games…Boo at the Zoo…Feed The Need…SEC Can Food Drive…Tennessee Fund Autograph Sessions…Donor Thank-A-Thon…Race For The Cure…Las Vegas Pro-Am…Provided Thanksgiving basket for local less fortunate family…Opening of new park courts and taught tennis clinic in Pigeon Forge…Knox Kicks…Soles4Souls.