May 5, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Tennessee senior Melissa Davin has be named to the 2014 SEC Softball Community Service Team, as announced by the conference office on Monday.
In a continuing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition, the SEC once again highlighted a Community Service Team for softball for the 2014 season.
All league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004, with at-large teams for men's and women's sports being chosen from 1999-2003. The SEC began this concept with a football Community Service Team in 1994.
Davin has been an outstanding role model in community service, leading the Tennessee softball team with 91 hours of community service during the 2013-14 academic year.
Most of Davin's community service involves spending much of her free time with Averi Ramsey, a young cancer patient recovering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia who the team welcomed as one of its own in April of 2013 with a Team IMPACT draft party. Since then, Davin and Averi have been inseparable, enjoying fun activities, day trips and sporting events together. Davin has also accompanied Averi and her family to cancer treatments. Davin's friendship with Averi has been inspiring as they feed off of each other's energy and bravery in the face of adversity.
Davin's other community service activities include working with Habitat for Humanity, Angels of Hope, the Lakeshore Clinic, Children's Hospital and King's Daughter's School (Columbia, Tenn.).
2014 SEC Softball Community Service Team
Jayden Spencer - Alabama
Mega Pearson - Arkansas
Hilary Mavromat - Auburn
Niaja Griffin - Georgia
Ginny Carroll - Kentucky
Simone Heyward - LSU
Natalie Nimmo - Ole Miss
Jessica Offutt - Mississippi State
Mackenzie Sykes - Missouri
Chelsea Hawkins - South Carolina
Melissa Davin - TENNESSEE
Allison Garrett - Texas A&M