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Schutte Named to SEC Community Service Team



KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ??? For the second consecutive season, University of Tennessee women???s tennis player Ghizela Schutte has been named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, the league office announced Thursday. The lone senior on the Lady Vol squad this season has been very active within the Knoxville community during her four years at Rocky Top.

A native of Cape Town, South Africa, Schutte serves as the vice president of UT???s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), as well as the tennis team???s representative for the group. Last year, she functioned as the organization's secretary and was in charge of the social committee. As part of her responsibilities, she assisted with the planning and organization of UT's spring event awards show, the Volscars, and its Holiday Dinner

Schutte has also participated with the mayor of Knoxville in the I-Walk Main event to support walking in the community and has volunteered as a receptionist for a free medical clinic. Last fall, she helped with the canned food drive at the Second Harvest Festival as well.

The 5-5 senior has been extremely active in reaching out to area youth groups, volunteering her time at the YWCA Spring Wing Fest and with the Boys and Girls Club April Play Day. In addition, she has provided instruction at three tennis clinics for children at the Boys and Girls Club.

The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams in all 20 sports. The Community Service Team looks to highlight athletes from each school who give back to their community in superior service efforts.

SEC COMMUNITY SERVICE TEAM??

Shelley Godwin, Alabama
Junior * Enterprise, Ala.

Participated in Project Angel Tree and the Halloween Extravaganza as a part of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC). Member of the FCA leadership team. Led a team in the Walk to D-Feet ALS. Volunteers at University Place Elementary School in Tuscaloosa- makes weekly visits to the school. Participated in Read Across America at University Place Elementary and Red Ribbon Week-advising children to stay off drugs.

Audrey Bordeleau, Arkansas??
Senior * Quebec City, Quebec

Participated in Carving With The Community, carving pumpkins around Halloween at local elderly homes. Also served Thanksgiving Meals at a local homeless shelter in Fayetteville and assisted Habitat for Humanity in building a house. Works with SWEAT HAWGS, visiting local elementary schools and working on physical education with students. Helped raise food for local can-food-drive with radio station 105.7.

Kelley Moore, Georgia??
Sophomore * Duluth, Ga.

Kelley is currently a mentor for CrossTrainers Program, where she works with high school girls who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. She also volunteers for the Boys and Girls Club of Athens emphasizing in character and leadership development. In addition, Kelley serves as an independent volunteer with Helping Homeless in Atlanta, an ongoing project to aid the Atlanta homeless population through meal distribution.

Carolina Escamilla, Kentucky??
Junior * Medellin, Colombia

So far this season she has assisted with and participated in the Cassidy Elementary School Blue-White Tailgate; Beaumont YMCA Fall Festival; and Breakfast with Santa. Has continually participated in several other community service projects throughout her attendance at UK also helping out at the local children's hospital, Salvation Army and God's pantry.

Staten Spencer, LSU??
Junior * Memphis, Tenn.

Spencer served as an integral part of the SEC Together we CAN Food Drive held at LSU in fall 2007. Spencer collected cans for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank at some fall sporting events. Spencer also headed up the tennis team's visit to Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital where they cheered up patients on the pediatric floor, passed out LSU temporary tattoos and visited with the families. Spencer also spearheaded the Halloween BOOzar, which was held in the LSU fieldhouse. She also helped collect food for LSU's Thanksgiving Food Drive. Spencer participated in the Christmas Toy Drive, where she and the tennis team helped raise money for an underprivileged girl.

Preethi Subramanian, Ole Miss??
Senior * Coimbatore, India

Has participated with Reading with the Rebels (a program which helps promote reading to area students) and the SAAC Annual Canned Food Drive with the Oxford Food Pantry. Helped Ole Miss collect 4,500 pounds of food in the "Together We CAN Drive" program sponsored by the SEC in the fall.

Ren??e Joseph, Mississippi State??
Senior * Rock Hill, South Carolina

Renee has read to third graders at Ward Street Elementary, not only this year but for the past three years. As a part of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, has picked up trash numerous times around campus. Always willing to participate in any community service project head coach Tracy Lane has suggested.

Ana Marija Zubori, South Carolina??
Sophomore * Mulhouse, France

Volunteer for the YMCA youth programs, Jr. Tennis program volunteer, and Harvest Hope Food Bank volunteer.

Ghizela Schutte, Tennessee??
Senior * Cape Town, South Africa

Schutte has participated with the mayor of Knoxville in the I-Walk Main Event to support walking in the community. She has also volunteered at YWCA Spring Wing Fest and the Boys and Girls Club April Play Day, in addition to hosting three working tennis clinics for children at Boys and Girls Club. Also volunteered as a receptionist for a free medical clinic and has helped with the canned food drive at the Second Harvest Festival.

Amanda Taylor, Vanderbilt??
Senior * Richland, Wash.

Helped to build a house with Habitat for Humanity. Tutored third grade children at McKissack Middle School in multiple subjects. Taught children at the Boys & Girls Club of Nashville the importance of eating healthy and being physically fit. Worked with Vanderbilt Children's Hospital's Live It! Red, White and Blue campaign, which dealt with the benefits of being physically fit. Spent times with children at the Safe Haven Family Shelter during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Taught Sunday School at Woodmont Hills Church.


 

 

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