May 9, 2014
The Southeastern Conference on Friday announced the Community Service Team for women's golf. Junior AJ Newell was named the Tennessee representative.
A junior from Tampa, Fla., Newell has made a tremendous impact in Big Orange Country and back in her home state of Florida. Newell has been heavily involved with the First Tee program of the Tampa Bay area and participated in numerous Athletes in Action fundraisers.
She also has volunteered at Tennessee women's golf camps to benefit Ovarian Cancer, served as the women's golf Student Athlete Advisory Committee representative, and helped organize the Tennessee Lady Vol golf pen-pal program.
Newell is a member of the newly formed Vol Leaders Academy while majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Journalism.
On the course, Newell was second on the team with a regular season scoring average of 75.46, highlighted by a career performance at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational.
The SEC names a Community Service Team for each of its 21 league-sponsored sports, looking to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to his or her community through superior service efforts.