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Allison honored as Lady’Backs prepare for NCAA Tournament

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Allison honored as Lady’Backs prepare for NCAA Tournament

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas senior volleyball player Amy Allison was selected to the Southeastern Conference Good Works team the league announced today. Allison, a Jenks, Okla., native, was honored for the second time in her career as the Lady Razorbacks prepare for their fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance this Friday. Arkansas hosts Missouri State in a 5:00 p.m. match Friday followed by Oklahoma and Oral Roberts at 7:00 p.m. "Amy has always been very active in the community," said Arkansas head coach Chris Poole. "She is a giving person and a good leader and its nice to see one of our players honored for accomplishments off the court. I’m proud of what Amy has accomplished in her four seasons at Arkansas." Allison was honored for her commitment to community service in the Northwest Arkansas area. Allison’s service includes mission trips to Mexico with the River Oaks Christian Church. She also went on mission trips to Honduras in 2005 and 2006. Allison worked with underprivileged young with the Boys and Girls Club and participated in the Adopt-A-Family program. In addition, she has volunteered her time at the Battered Woman’s Shelter and helped feed over 300 families at a local youth center in Fayetteville. She attended the Conference of Champions and is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. She reads to area youth and assisted with a canned food drive in Northwest Arkansas. Allison and the Lady Razorbacks learned via selection show Sunday that they had earned one of the 33 at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament. Tickets are on sale now at the Lady Razorback Ticket Office and can be ordered by calling 57-LBACK. Log on to LADYBACKS.COM for more information about the upcoming NCAA Tournament matches.



Sports Category : Volleyball (W)