Nov. 29, 2011
By Todd Mounce, Media Relations Graduate Assistant
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday that University of Tennessee Lady Vol senior volleyball player Kayla Jeter has been named to the 2011 SEC Community Service Team.
A native of Solon, Ohio, Jeter has participated in the Honor Air Veterans Welcome, where she greeted war veterans and thanked them for their service. She has also volunteered at the Manorhouse Assisted Living Home by working the dining room, helping residents change and aiding the staff in building maintenance and resident transportation. The 5-11 outside hitter was also involved in other community service projects, including volunteering at KARM (Knox Area Rescue Ministries) homeless shelter, serving as a peer mentor and giving volleyball lessons to children.
Though sidelined this season due to tearing her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee, Jeter still has one year of eligibility to compete as a Lady Vol.
Each SEC volleyball program had a player represented as part of the 11-member squad as the league sponsors an annual Community Service Team for all 20 of its sponsored sports.