false
318
Saturday 06/14
NCAA Championships
T&F - Women
Saturday 06/14
NCAA Championships
T&F - Men
Friday 06/13
NCAA Championships
T&F - Women
Friday 06/13
NCAA Championships
T&F - Men
Thursday 06/12
NCAA Championships
T&F - Women
Thursday 06/12
NCAA Championships
T&F - Men
Wednesday 06/11
NCAA Championships
T&F - Women
Wednesday 06/11
NCAA Championships
T&F - Men
Sunday 06/01
Virginia
9
Baseball
2
Sunday 06/01
Bucknell
0
Baseball
10
Saturday 05/31
Virginia
3
Baseball
0
Saturday 05/31
NCAA West Preliminary
T&F - Men
Saturday 05/31
NCAA West Preliminary
T&F - Women
Friday 05/30
Liberty
2
Baseball
3
Friday 05/30
NCAA West Preliminary
T&F - Men
Friday 05/30
NCAA West Preliminary
T&F - Women
Thursday 05/29
NCAA West Preliminary
T&F - Women
Thursday 05/29
NCAA West Preliminary
T&F - Men
Monday 05/26
NCAA Championships - Final RD
Golf - Men
279
Saturday 05/24
LSU
11
Baseball
1
Saturday 05/24
NCAA Championships - RD 1
Golf - Men
292
Saturday 05/24
NCAA Championships - RD 2
Golf - Men
286
Friday 05/23
Ole Miss
7
Baseball
8
Thursday 05/22
LSU
7
Baseball
2
Wednesday 05/21
Ole Miss
1
Baseball
2
Tuesday 05/20
Texas A&M
0
Baseball
4
Sunday 05/18
SEC Championships
T&F - Men
Sunday 05/18
SEC Championships
T&F - Women
Saturday 05/17
Missouri
5
Baseball
7
Saturday 05/17
NCAA Missouri Regional - Final RD
Golf - Men
277
Saturday 05/17
SEC Championships
T&F - Men
Saturday 05/17
SEC Championships
T&F - Women
Friday 05/16
Missouri
0
Baseball
4
Friday 05/16
NCAA Missouri Regional - RD 2
Golf - Men
270
Friday 05/16
SEC Championships
T&F - Women
Friday 05/16
SEC Championships
T&F - Men
Thursday 05/15
Missouri
4
Baseball
9
Thursday 05/15
NCAA Missouri Regional - RD 1
Golf - Men
289
Thursday 05/15
SEC Championships
T&F - Women
Thursday 05/15
SEC Championships
T&F - Men
Sunday 05/11
Texas A&M
6
Baseball
5
Saturday 05/10
Texas A&M
3
Baseball
7
Saturday 05/10
Third Round
Golf - Women
905
Friday 05/09
Texas A&M
2
Baseball
3
Friday 05/09
Second Round
Golf - Women
604
Thursday 05/08
First Round
Golf - Women
309
Sunday 05/04
Ole Miss
1
Baseball
11
Sunday 05/04
Florida
5
Softball
1
Sunday 05/04
Payton Jordan Invitational
T&F - Women
Sunday 05/04
Payton Jordan Invitational
T&F - Men
Saturday 05/03
Florida
11
Softball
0
Saturday 05/03
Ole Miss
7
Baseball
4
Friday 05/02
Ole Miss
3
Baseball
2
Friday 05/02
Florida
8
Softball
3
Friday 05/02
Arkansas Twilight
T&F - Women
Friday 05/02
Arkansas Twilight
T&F - Men
Wednesday 04/30
Oklahoma
10
Softball
2
Tuesday 04/29
Missouri State
1
Baseball
4
Sunday 04/27
Mississippi State
8
Softball
0
Sunday 04/27
SEC Championship - Final RD
Golf - Men
275
Sunday 04/27
Drake Relays
T&F - Men
Sunday 04/27
Drake Relays
T&F - Women
Saturday 04/26
Auburn (DH Game 2)
7
Baseball
2
Saturday 04/26
Auburn (DH Game 1)
3
Baseball
4
Saturday 04/26
Red-White Game
Football
Saturday 04/26
Mississippi State
18
Softball
7
Saturday 04/26
SEC Championship - RD 2
Golf - Men
287
Saturday 04/26
Drake Relays
T&F - Men
Saturday 04/26
Drake Relays
T&F - Women
Friday 04/25
Auburn
2
Baseball
1
Friday 04/25
Mississippi State
4
Softball
6
Friday 04/25
SEC Championship - RD 1
Golf - Men
280
Friday 04/25
Drake Relays
T&F - Men
Thursday 04/24
Penn Relays
T&F - Women
Wednesday 04/23
Northwestern State
3
Baseball
15
Tuesday 04/22
Northwestern State
1
Baseball
8
Sunday 04/20
Kentucky
0
Softball
8
Sunday 04/20
Vanderbilt
1
Baseball
3
Sunday 04/20
Third Round
Golf - Women
892
Saturday 04/19
Vanderbilt
2
Baseball
1
Saturday 04/19
Kentucky
7
Softball
5
Saturday 04/19
Second Round
Golf - Women
591
Saturday 04/19
War Eagle Invitational
T&F - Women
Saturday 04/19
Mt. Sac Relays
T&F - Men
Friday 04/18
Vanderbilt
2
Baseball
6
Friday 04/18
Kentucky
4
Softball
3
Friday 04/18
First Round
Golf - Women
6
Friday 04/18
Mt. Sac Relays
T&F - Women
Friday 04/18
NCAA Championship
Gymnastics
Wednesday 04/16
Missouri (SEC Tournament - Day 1)
4
Tennis - Women
0
Wednesday 04/16
LSU
4
Tennis - Men
1
Tuesday 04/15
Stephen F. Austin
2
Baseball
7
Sunday 04/13
LSU
4
Baseball
10
Sunday 04/13
South Carolina
6
Softball
4
Saturday 04/12
South Carolina
7
Softball
5
Saturday 04/12
LSU
1
Tennis - Men
4
Saturday 04/12
LSU
5
Baseball
4
Saturday 04/12
LSU
4
Tennis - Women
1
Saturday 04/12
John McDonnell Invitational
T&F - Women
Saturday 04/12
John McDonnell Invitational
T&F - Men
Friday 04/11
LSU
5
Baseball
3
Friday 04/11
South Carolina
10
Softball
11
Wednesday 04/09
UNLV
2
Baseball
9
Wednesday 04/09
Tulsa
4
Softball
1
Tuesday 04/08
UNLV
10
Baseball
7
Sunday 04/06
Tennessee
4
Tennis - Women
0
Sunday 04/06
University of Tennessee
4
Tennis - Men
0
Sunday 04/06
Aggie Invitational - Final RD
Golf - Men
301
Sunday 04/06
Final Round
Golf - Women
Saturday 04/05
South Carolina
0
Baseball
7
Saturday 04/05
Alabama (DH - Game 2)
4
Softball
3
Saturday 04/05
NCAA Regional Championship
Gymnastics
Saturday 04/05
Alabama (DH - Game 1)
12
Softball
1
Saturday 04/05
Aggie Invitational - 36 Holes
Golf - Men
606
Saturday 04/05
Second/Third Round Matches
0
Golf - Women
2
Saturday 04/05
Arkansas Spring Invitational
T&F - Women
Saturday 04/05
Arkansas Spring Invitational
T&F - Men
Friday 04/04
Alabama
8
Softball
0
Friday 04/04
South Carolina (DH Game 2)
1
Baseball
4
Friday 04/04
University of Georgia
4
Tennis - Men
0
Friday 04/04
South Carolina (DH Game 1)
2
Baseball
1
Friday 04/04
Georgia
4
Tennis - Women
0
Friday 04/04
Louisiana Tech
0
Tennis - Women
4
Friday 04/04
First Round
Golf - Women
291
Wednesday 04/02
Nebraska
6
Baseball
4
Tuesday 04/01
Nebraska
3
Baseball
4
Tuesday 04/01
Missouri State
0
Softball
9
Sunday 03/30
Mississippi State
5
Baseball
1
Sunday 03/30
Texas A&M
11
Softball
7
Sunday 03/30
University of South Carolina
4
Tennis - Men
0
Sunday 03/30
South Carolina
4
Tennis - Women
0
Saturday 03/29
Mississippi State (DH Game 2)
5
Baseball
1
Saturday 03/29
Texas A&M (DH - Game 2)
9
Softball
8
Saturday 03/29
Mississippi State (DH Game 1)
0
Baseball
4
Saturday 03/29
Texas A&M (DH - Game 1)
8
Softball
7
Saturday 03/29
Texas Relays
T&F - Women
Saturday 03/29
Texas Relays
T&F - Men
Friday 03/28
Florida
4
Tennis - Women
0
Friday 03/28
University of Florida
3
Tennis - Men
4
Wednesday 03/26
Mississippi Valley State
0
Baseball
3
Tuesday 03/25
Mississippi Valley State (DH Game 2)
1
Baseball
12
Tuesday 03/25
Jackson State
3
Softball
1
Tuesday 03/25
Jackson State
4
Softball
7
Tuesday 03/25
Mississippi Valley State (DH Game 1)
0
Baseball
6
Tuesday 03/25
Bethune-Cookman
1
Tennis - Women
6
Tuesday 03/25
North Florida
2
Tennis - Women
5
Tuesday 03/25
Valspar Invitational At Floridian - Final RD
Golf - Men
279
Monday 03/24
California
75
Basketball - Men
64
Monday 03/24
Valspar Invitational At Floridian - 36 Holes
Golf - Men
569
Sunday 03/23
Oral Roberts
0
Tennis - Women
6
Sunday 03/23
Ole Miss
7
Softball
15
Sunday 03/23
Alabama
0
Baseball
1
Sunday 03/23
Mississippi State
4
Tennis - Men
2
Sunday 03/23
Mississippi State
1
Tennis - Women
4
Saturday 03/22
Alabama
1
Baseball
2
Saturday 03/22
SEC Championship
Gymnastics
Saturday 03/22
Ole Miss
13
Softball
6
Saturday 03/22
Second/Third Rounds
Golf - Women
882
Friday 03/21
Alabama
17
Baseball
9
Friday 03/21
Ole Miss
11
Softball
4
Friday 03/21
Ole Miss
4
Tennis - Men
2
Friday 03/21
Ole Miss
4
Tennis - Women
3
Friday 03/21
First Round
Golf - Women
302
Wednesday 03/19
Memphis
0
Softball
4
Wednesday 03/19
Grambling State
0
Baseball
8
Tuesday 03/18
Indiana State
71
Basketball - Men
91
Tuesday 03/18
Grambling State
3
Baseball
4
Sunday 03/16
Florida
3
Baseball
9
Sunday 03/16
Missouri
3
Tennis - Women
4
Saturday 03/15
Florida
1
Baseball
0
Saturday 03/15
Tennessee (DH - G2)
8
Softball
0
Saturday 03/15
Tennessee (DH - G1)
4
Softball
5
Saturday 03/15
NCAA Championships
T&F - Men
Saturday 03/15
NCAA Championships
T&F - Women
Friday 03/14
Oklahoma
Gymnastics
Friday 03/14
University of Nebraska-Omaha
0
Tennis - Men
5
Friday 03/14
University of Nebraska-Omaha
0
Tennis - Men
5
Friday 03/14
Florida
2
Baseball
1
Friday 03/14
Tennessee
9
Softball
2
Friday 03/14
Texas A&M
4
Tennis - Women
0
Friday 03/14
Texas A&M University
4
Tennis - Men
0
Friday 03/14
Prairie View A&M
0
Tennis - Women
5
Friday 03/14
Prairie View A&M
1
Tennis - Women
4
Friday 03/14
NCAA Championships
T&F - Men
Friday 03/14
NCAA Championships
T&F - Women
Thursday 03/13
South Carolina - 2nd Round
71
Basketball - Men
69
Wednesday 03/12
Tulsa
6
Softball
1
Sunday 03/09
California (DH Game 2)
2
Baseball
1
Sunday 03/09
California (DH Game 1)
4
Baseball
3
Sunday 03/09
Mississippi Valley State
5
Softball
13
Sunday 03/09
University of Alabama
3
Tennis - Men
4
Sunday 03/09
Bradley
1
Softball
9
Sunday 03/09
Alabama
4
Tennis - Women
0
Sunday 03/09
Bradley vs. Mississippi Valley State
Softball
Sunday 03/09
Third Round
Golf - Women
892
Saturday 03/08
Nebraska
Gymnastics
Saturday 03/08
Bradley
2
Softball
4
Saturday 03/08
Tulane
0
Baseball
4
Saturday 03/08
Alabama
83
Basketball - Men
58
Saturday 03/08
Mississippi Valley State
4
Softball
20
Saturday 03/08
Mississippi Valley State vs. Bradley
Softball
Saturday 03/08
Second Round
Golf - Women
597
Friday 03/07
San Francisco
2
Baseball
1
Friday 03/07
Auburn University
4
Tennis - Men
3
Friday 03/07
Auburn
4
Tennis - Women
3
Friday 03/07
First Round
Golf - Women
297
Wednesday 03/05
Ole Miss
63
Basketball - W
62
Wednesday 03/05
Ole Miss
80
Basketball - Men
110
Tuesday 03/04
Querencia Cabo Collegiate Invitational - Final RD
Golf - Men
287
Monday 03/03
Querencia Cabo Collegiate Invitational - RD 2
Golf - Men
296
Monday 03/03
IPFW (Cancelled)
Baseball
Sunday 03/02
MISSOURI
70
Basketball - W
72
Sunday 03/02
University of Kentucky
6
Tennis - Men
1
Sunday 03/02
Kentucky
4
Tennis - Women
0
Sunday 03/02
Querencia Cabo Collegiate Invitational - RD 1
Golf - Men
Saturday 03/01
Drake
7
Softball
4
Saturday 03/01
South Alabama (DH Game 2)
5
Baseball
3
Saturday 03/01
Georgia
Gymnastics
Saturday 03/01
Georgia
75
Basketball - Men
87
Saturday 03/01
Louisiana Tech vs. Stephen F. Austin
Softball
Saturday 03/01
South Alabama (DH Game 1)
2
Baseball
1
Saturday 03/01
Louisiana Tech
1
Softball
9
Saturday 03/01
Drake vs. Stephen F. Austin
Softball
Saturday 03/01
SEC Championships
T&F - Men
Saturday 03/01
SEC Championships
T&F - Women
Friday 02/28
Drake
6
Softball
10
Friday 02/28
Vanderbilt
6
Tennis - Women
1
Friday 02/28
South Alabama
1
Baseball
12
Friday 02/28
Stephen F. Austin
7
Softball
6
Friday 02/28
Vanderbilt University
7
Tennis - Men
0
Friday 02/28
Louisiana Tech vs. Drake
Softball
Friday 02/28
Louisiana Tech vs. Stephen F. Austin
Softball
Friday 02/28
SEC Championships
T&F - Women
Friday 02/28
SEC Championships
T&F - Men
Thursday 02/27
TEXAS A&M
77
Basketball - W
54
Thursday 02/27
No. 17/15 Kentucky
67
Basketball - Men
71
Sunday 02/23
SIU-Edwardsville
0
Tennis - Men
4
Sunday 02/23
Eastern Illinois
3
Baseball
8
Sunday 02/23
LSU
53
Basketball - W
57
Sunday 02/23
SIU-Edwardsville
1
Tennis - Men
6
Sunday 02/23
Harvard
4
Softball
9
Sunday 02/23
Bayou City Collegiate Championships - Final RD
Golf - Men
282
Saturday 02/22
Mississippi State
69
Basketball - Men
73
Saturday 02/22
Florida Gulf Coast
7
Softball
14
Saturday 02/22
Eastern Illinois
3
Baseball
8
Saturday 02/22
Oklahoma State University
5
Tennis - Men
2
Saturday 02/22
Bayou City Collegiate Championships - RD 2
Golf - Men
286
Saturday 02/22
Villanova
0
Softball
12
Saturday 02/22
SEC Championships - Day Five
Swim & Dive
Saturday 02/22
Alex Wilson Invitational
T&F - Men
Friday 02/21
Kentucky
Gymnastics
Friday 02/21
Eastern Illinois
2
Baseball
6
Friday 02/21
North Dakota
1
Softball
20
Friday 02/21
Eastern Michigan
0
Softball
13
Friday 02/21
Bayou City Collegiate Championships - RD 1
Golf - Men
287
Friday 02/21
SEC Championships - Day Four
Swim & Dive
Thursday 02/20
VANDERBILT
56
Basketball - W
50
Thursday 02/20
SEC Championships - Day Three
Swim & Dive
Wednesday 02/19
South Carolina
64
Basketball - Men
71
Wednesday 02/19
Northwestern State
1
Softball
9
Wednesday 02/19
SEC Championships - Day Two
Swim & Dive
Tuesday 02/18
Third Round
Golf - Women
867
Tuesday 02/18
SEC Championships - Day One
Swim & Dive
Monday 02/17
Second Round
Golf - Women
571
Sunday 02/16
Appalachian State
3
Baseball
8
Sunday 02/16
UMKC
0
Softball
10
Sunday 02/16
Purdue
5
Tennis - Women
2
Sunday 02/16
UMKC vs. Butler
Softball
Sunday 02/16
Gator Invitational - Final RD
Golf - Men
279
Sunday 02/16
First Round
Golf - Women
288
Saturday 02/15
St. John's
0
Softball
10
Saturday 02/15
LSU
70
Basketball - Men
81
Saturday 02/15
Butler vs. UMKC
Softball
Saturday 02/15
Appalachian State
6
Baseball
7
Saturday 02/15
Tyson Invitational
T&F - Men
Saturday 02/15
Tyson Invitational
T&F - Women
Saturday 02/15
Jackson State vs. St. John's
Softball
Saturday 02/15
Gator Invitational - 36 Holes
Golf - Men
570
Saturday 02/15
Husky Invitational
T&F - Women
Friday 02/14
UMKC vs. Jackson State
Softball
Friday 02/14
University of Tulsa
4
Tennis - Men
3
Friday 02/14
Florida
Gymnastics
Friday 02/14
Appalachian State
2
Baseball
12
Friday 02/14
St. John's
1
Softball
8
Friday 02/14
St. John's vs. UMKC
Softball
Friday 02/14
Oklahoma
5
Tennis - Women
2
Friday 02/14
Tyson Invitational
T&F - Men
Friday 02/14
Tyson Invitational
T&F - Women
Friday 02/14
Jackson State vs. Butler
Softball
Thursday 02/13
ALABAMA
55
Basketball - W
75
Thursday 02/13
Butler
1
Softball
8
Thursday 02/13
Missouri
86
Basketball - Men
85
Thursday 02/13
Jackson State
0
Softball
8
Sunday 02/09
Purdue University
6
Tennis - Men
1
Sunday 02/09
SOUTH CAROLINA
67
Basketball - W
49
Sunday 02/09
Baylor
5
Softball
0
Saturday 02/08
Washington
6
Softball
1
Saturday 02/08
Vanderbilt
75
Basketball - Men
77
Saturday 02/08
San Diego
1
Softball
10
Saturday 02/08
New Mexico Collegiate Classic
T&F - Men
Saturday 02/08
Armory Collegiate Invite
T&F - Women
Friday 02/07
UNLV
4
Softball
12
Friday 02/07
LSU
Gymnastics
Friday 02/07
UC Davis
5
Softball
4
Friday 02/07
University of Texas-Pan American
1
Tennis - Men
6
Friday 02/07
University of Texas-Pan American
1
Tennis - Men
6
Thursday 02/06
FLORIDA
49
Basketball - W
55
Wednesday 02/05
Alabama
58
Basketball - Men
65
Sunday 02/02
AUBURN
56
Basketball - W
48
Sunday 02/02
University of Minnesota
6
Tennis - Men
1
Sunday 02/02
Oklahoma State
6
Tennis - Women
0
Saturday 02/01
LSU
88
Basketball - Men
74
Saturday 02/01
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
3
Tennis - Men
4
Saturday 02/01
Razorback Team Invitational
T&F - Men
Saturday 02/01
Kansas
91
Swim & Dive
207
Saturday 02/01
Vanderbilt
83
Swim & Dive
203
Saturday 02/01
Razorback Team Invitational
T&F - Women
Saturday 02/01
Southern Illinois
0
Tennis - Women
7
   
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12/10/2012
Robby Edwards, Athletic Media Relations
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FAYETTEVILLE - As we move through the holidays past Thanksgiving and now Christmas, many organizations geared up to help those in our communities who may not be able to celebrate the season as fortunately as others.

The ringing bells of Salvation Army volunteers can be heard outside retail establishments while some participate in Operation Homefront for military personnel serving overseas or donate to the Make a Wish Foundation.

For Razorback student-athletes, giving back to the community is a year-long focus. In 2011-12, Razorback student-athletes volunteered a record 6,052 hours for 108 agencies, organizations and schools. This school year, the Razorbacks are already ahead of last year's record-setting pace, including many outreach and community service projects designed to help others enjoy the holidays.

A group of student-athletes spent part of the day on Nov. 14 at the Homestyle Assisted Living Center in Springdale, helping residents enjoy their Thanksgiving meal.

Rodger Hunter, who is the student-athlete development coordinator in the Office of Student-Athlete Success, has organized the visit for the last 11 years. In 2000, he wanted Razorback student-athletes to do something for the elderly members in our area.

"My first thought was, 'what can we do for Thanksgiving?'" Hunter says. "I looked in the phonebook and the Homestyle Assisted Living Center stood out to me. I gave them a call and shared my thoughts. The following year, we took a group of student-athletes to visit and the rest is history."

The yearly visits include serving meals, eating together and more importantly, visiting with the residents.

"This was the most interactive visit we've had so far to the Homestyle Assisted Living Center," Hunter says. "Every student-athlete who attended made sure the residents know that we care about them and wanted them to have a great Thanksgiving. They all took pictures and signed autographs, and interacted with the residents like they are their grandparents."

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) spearheaded the effort with 13 total student-athletes participating. Blake Baxendale and Brian Heldman from the baseball team participated, along with Emily Podzielinski and Kayli Quinton from women's golf, Kolton Crawford, Joe Doramus and William Meason from men's golf, Noah Kittelson and Leoman Momoh from men's track and field, and Stephanie Canfield, Whitney Cloer, Hope McLemore and Clarisa Navarro from softball.

"I've done this for the last two years," Podzielinski, a senior from Noblesville, Ind., says. "It's something I really look forward to, and I can tell that they do as well."

"Our student-athletes were not shy," Hunter says. "Of the 30 to 40 residents, they all had at least one Razorback sit at their table for dinner. The residents treated them like they were their own grandchildren. Our young men and women got a lot out of this and really feel like they gave something back. I really think it reminded them of spending time with their grandparents."

In early December, another group of Razorback student-athletes helped nine area elementary students have a Merry Christmas by helping them shop for toys at Toys-R-Us.

The elementary students were selected by counselors from their schools.

In 2011, nine area youth were able to spend $100 on toys, and they each received a new winter coat and a $25 gift card from Harps Stores to purchase groceries. SAAC committee members collected more than $1,400 for last year's project.

Kelci Lewis, a senior gymnast from Collinsville, Okla., is the chairperson of the SAAC Community Service Committee. Lewis, who helped her team reach the Super Six in 2012, participated in the Christmas Shopping with Razorback SAAC project in 2011 and coordinated the event this year.

"This is important to me because I know how much Christmas means to me and I love that I can share that feeling with kids," Lewis says. "My motivation for getting involved is the feeling you get when you see the smiling faces on those kids when they finally get presents. They are so thankful."

One student between the first and fifth grades is selected by counselors from Asbell, Washington, Holcomb, Butterfield, Owl Creek, Happy Hollow, Leverett, Root and Vandergriff elementary schools.

SAAC members collected donations to cover the expenses.

"The student-athletes raised money by asking a teammate for change in any amount," Hunter says. "The winter coats were donated from Walmart and with the leftover money, we purchased the gift cards from Harps because we don't want those children to wake up on Christmas morning with a toy and no food."

"The money was raised by having the SAAC reps from each sport go to their teammates and collect money," Lewis says. "Student-athletes and coaches are very generous with their donations and it helps the kids a lot. This year we had a fundraiser at Chick-fil-A. A percentage of the proceeds went to the shop with SAAC budget."

The project raised $1,395 for 2012, meaning the children once again received the $100 gift card from Toys-R-Us and the $25 card from Harps along with a coat. The remaining $270 will go to a charity organization selected by SAAC members at a later day.

Other student-athletes participating in the Christmas project included Brandon Moore from the baseball team, Jasmine Norton from volleyball, Erin Gatling from women's basketball, Emily Tubert from women's golf, Daunte Carr from football and McLemore from softball, among many others. Each child had at least two Razorbacks helping in the selection of toys.

"All of the student-athletes love this experience," Lewis says. "We really get to know the kids who we are shopping with and help find presents that match their personalities. It's easy to get other student-athletes involved. Everyone wants to help whenever their schedules allow them to."

"My motivation is the kids," Moore says. "I have yet to know what it's like to not have a Christmas. I can't imagine not helping a young kid. It breaks my heart to think there are thousands of kids who may not have a Merry Christmas. If I can do something to help, I'm going to. SAAC gives us a great opportunity to help. One of my spiritual gifts is as a helper and I like to help people."

For the Razorbacks, being a role model is just part of the experience of competing at Arkansas.

"Kids do look up to us a lot," Lewis says. "I love going back home and having all the kids and my previous coaches ask about how things are going and what it's like to be a student-athlete. Kids want to be just like us and are inspired by the hard work we put into everything."

Hard work is definitely required, but there's also time for play, and that's the joy of the shopping trip.

Last year, popular selections at Toys-R-Us were mp3 players and video games, and for girls, just about anything with Justin Bieber on it. Those items are fun, but the shopping trip is more about meeting needs.

"Last year, my girl was really excited about the Justin Bieber stuff," Lewis says. "But the kids appreciate the coats almost more than anything. I know that this year one of the boys is giving his coat to his younger sister."

This year, Moore and McLemore shopped with Jaedon, who selected SpyNet items, including a pair of glasses that allow you to see behind yourself.

"I don't know how they work," Moore says, "but they seemed pretty cool."

For Lewis, serving as the Community Service chairperson may have a direct impact on her career path.

"As the liaison, I communicate with Rodger about upcoming events and then share that information with the SAAC group," she says. "I also recruit people who would like to attend each event and relay those names to Rodger. My role has increased lately. I love being the liaison because I get to work with Rodger and communicate with my fellow student-athletes. I wanted this position because I was already doing this for my gymnastics team. I plan to find a job doing something similar to this."

Helping area children make special Christmas memories is a perk to any job. For Moore and Lewis, favorite memories are simple.

"Waking up every Christmas morning and getting to spend it with my family is my favorite memory," Moore says. "Christmas is generally a time that the whole family gets to spend together. It's awesome to get together and really mediate on the real meaning of Christmas."

"My favorite memories are just getting to go home and spend time with my family," Lewis says. "It is always nice to have everyone together because it only happens once a year."

For Hunter, the SAAC shopping trip is a special memory every year.

"These children think that we are Santa showing up early," he says. "They make me so very happy when I see the big smiles on their faces. I see these kids in the community from time to time and they don't forget. They thank me for what the Razorbacks did for them all of the time."  

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