FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas senior Erin Gatling
was selected to the SEC Community Service team the league office announced today.
Gatling is the Razorbacks’ 15th selection in the 15 year history of the SEC-sponsored program for basketball.
The Van Buren, Ark., native has been active in community events throughout her career as a Razorback. This year, she has participated in a number of events including Book Hogs Read To Win Program (reading to area elementary students in Northwest Arkansas), Sweat Hawgs Program (encouraging young people to get active), reading to elementary kids at West Fork, Lift Up America-feeding the hungry in Northwest Arkansas (area food banks), made a visit to Happy Hollow and Root elementary schools to speak with students about making good decisions, participated in the American Heart Association Walk, visited Butterfield Trail Village (retirement community), Rocking with the Razorbacks, Habitat For Humanity Fall Festival, Book Hogs Pizza Party at Bud Walton Arena (for area youth) and Martin Luther King Youth Day Activities (celebrating a day of service with area youth).
This season, Gatling’s role has expanded on the floor for the Razorbacks. She has played in 28 of Arkansas’ 29 games starting four contests this year. Gatling averages 5.8 points per game and had a career night with 23 points including six three pointers in a big road win over Missouri earlier this season.
Gatling and the Razorbacks travel to Duluth, Ga., this week taking on the Florida Gators in the first round of the SEC Tournament at 11 a.m. Thursday. The game is scheduled to air live on Fox Sports South/Fox Sports Southwest and the Sun Sports Networks. Please check local listings for more information.