April 16, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - University of Tennessee senior women's tennis player Kata Szekely has been named to the SEC Community Service Team as announced by the conference Tuesday.
Szekely is the eighth Lady Vol to earn the honor for the 10th time. Natalie Pluskota earned the honor for Tennessee the last two seasons.
The Szekesfeherver, Hungary native participated in many community service projects during her senior year including Habitat for Humanity helping to build a house in Knoxville during the fall season and adopting a child through Athletes in Action and gave them Christmas presents this past Christmas.
She also helped to come up with the idea for a face painting booth for Voloween, an event held at the indoor training center for the faculty and staff of the University of Tennessee celebrating Halloween with their children and most recently, read to the children at Sacred Heart Cathedral School.
The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams in all 21 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 2013 Women's Tennis Community Service Team follows:
SEC Women's Tennis Community Service Team
Mary Anne Macfarlane - Alabama Junior Ogden, Utah
Claudine Paulson - Arkansas Senior Guayaquil, Ecuador
Olivia Janowicz - Florida Junior Palm Bay, Fla.
Kate Fuller - Georgia Junior Suwanee, Ga.
Edmée Morin-Kougoucheff - Kentucky Sophomore Capbreton, France
Keri Frankenberger - LSU Senior Gainesvile, Fla.
Caroline Rohde-Moe - Ole Miss Junior Bloomenholm, Norway
Maria Christensen - Missouri Senior Hellerup, Denmark
Kata Szekely - Tennessee Senior Szekesfeherver, Hungary