May 29, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- For the second straight year, Lady Vol golfer Sara Monberg has been named to the Southeastern Conference Women's Golf Community Service Team, the league office announced.
A native of Juelsminde, Denmark, Monberg participated in a variety of public service projects over the past year. She has been involved with Big Brothers, Big Sisters events, as well as volunteered her time at VOLoween, a family-friendly Halloween event for UT families and community. She also gave her time during the Thanksgiving holiday serving dinners, as well as collaborated with Athletes in Action this past holiday season to help wrap gifts.
Most notably, Monberg served as a volunteer instructor at the Susan G. Komen Foundation Golf Clinic and partnered with the Columbia chapter of the First Tee program, instructing kids on the basics of golf.
In addition to volunteering her time, Monberg earned the 2013 Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Scholarship and was a nominee for the 2013 Ms. Tennessee Big Orange Heart at Volscars, an award presented to the student-athlete who shows the most heart for her school through efforts to serve the University and community.
Monberg is one of few Lady Vol golfers who competed in every tournament during her Tennessee career. She finished her collegiate career with a 75.87 stroke average after playing in 131 rounds in 44 tournaments, and posted 14 top-25 finishes, five of which she placed in the top-10.
Monberg recently earned her degree in Economics from UT in May 2013.
The Community Service Team consists of one student-athlete from each SEC institution, nominated by her school's personnel, who has devoted herself to community service.
The SEC also sponsors Community Service Teams for football, men's and women's basketball and the league's men's and women's Olympic sports.