2010 SEC Women's Tennis Community Service Team Announced
Courtesy: Southeastern Conference
The SEC sponsors Service Community 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 2010 Women’s Tennis Community Service Team follows:
Meritt Emery, Alabama
Junior • Lexington, Ky.
Participated in Read Across America at a local elementary school... Spent afternoons at Capstone Village Retirement Home performing activities with the elderly… Helped with set up and registration at a walk for Easter Seals… Collected presents for underprivledged children with Project Angel Tree… Made Valentine’s Day cards and handed them out to the residents at a local nursing home.
Emily Carbone, Arkansas
Sophomore • Lexington, Ky.
Member of the Student Athlete Academic Council (SAAC) involved in creating and participating community service activates for student athletes... Clothes drive for those in need... Adopted a child for Christmas and raised money for them.
Taylor Schreimann, Auburn
Sophomore • Dallas, TX
Rally For a Cure at the City of Auburn/Yarbrough Tennis Center...
Christmas in downtown Opelika-helped with festivities, assisted guests... Organized clothes/donations on several occasions for Salvation Army... Read to students at Richland Elementary... Participated in the "Miles for Myles" race, benefitting the late NCAA President Myles Brand... Took part in the Drake Middle School kid’s connection... Assisted in the Lee County Special Olympics in the track & field area... Assisted with the Richland Elementary Family Fun Night.
Caroline Hitimana , Florida
Freshman • Waterloo, Belgium
Climb for Cancer... Tennis Camp... Gator Tracks Delivery... Stephen Foster Intramurals... Shands Visit.
Cameron Ellis, Georgia
Junior • Roswell, Ga.
Tri-Delta Carnvial For Kids, Bowl tournament and Pancake Supper to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital… Instructor for 2008 and 2009 Tennis Block Party for Children… Visited patients at St. Mary’s Hospital… Volunteer for Student-Athlete Advisory Council Can-A-Thon.
Christine Johnston, Kentucky
Senior • Columbus, Oh.
Volunteered with God’s Food Pantry in two different capacities; once as a server and once for a community food drive... Helped with the SEC Canned Food Drive... Spent time as a Salvation Army bell ringer... YMCA Fall Festival... Dunbar Community Center functions.
Nicole Kantor, LSU
Senior • St. Louis, Mo.
Currently serving on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) as the women's tennis representative... Assisted in LSU’s annual Halloween BOOzar where she set up and spearheaded the tennis activity station... Also participated in the Christmas with the Tigers Toy Drive where she and the women’s tennis team raised money to buy gifts for an underprivileged girl and then presented those gifts to the girl at a program held on LSU’s campus... Actively volunteered with the St. Vincent de Paul Shelter.
Gabby Rangel, Ole Miss
Sophomore • Hendersonville, Tenn.
Has participated in Reading with the Rebels... The SECs Canned Food Drive... Special Olympics. Is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the Mascot Committee.
Zsófia Zubor, Tennessee
Senior • Nyriegyhaza, Hungary
Donor Thank-a-Thon... Ronald McDonald House- played games with kids to help raise money for the Ronald McDonald House... Boo at the Zoo... Marketing Trick or Treat- handed out candy and ran games for kids before football game... Teams for Toys- purchased, wrapped and gave Christmas gifts to underprivileged kids around the holidays... Maynard Lunch Role Model- talked with kids at a lower-income school to encourage them in school and serve as a role model.
Hannah Blatt, Vanderbilt
Senior • Nashville, Tenn.
A regular volunteer with the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity and has assisted in building homes for needy families and watched younger children while their parents were attending self-help classes offered by the same organization... Tutored four hours each week at the Tennessee Prison for Women and spoke with the inmates and tried to make a positive impact on their lives... Has also volunteered at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and is involved in Toastmasters.