BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – In recognition of their contributions to the well-being of residents in their local community, Arkansas men’s and women’s track and field team members Taliyah Brooks and Devin Randall have been named to the 2016 Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, announced earlier this week by the conference office.
The SEC Community Service Team highlights athletes from each of the conference’s member schools in the 21 league-sponsored events who display exceptional service efforts to their surrounding communities.
As representatives on the Razorback Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Brooks and Randall were instrumental in seeking out different initiatives in which Arkansas track and field could extend its services. Events with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, food and book drives and Sweat Hogs, an elementary school fitness and healthy eating initiative, are a few examples of Brooks’ and Randall’s service efforts.
The extent of their support to the community was recognized by the Razorback athletic department as the Arkansas men’s and women’s track and field teams completed the 2015-16 academic year with the most hours logged out of the Hogs’ 19 varsity teams.
In addition to their service efforts, Brooks and Randall were also active contributors to their teams.
The duo both qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary with Brooks advancing past the first round event to this weekend’s 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship in the long jump and the heptathlon.
Razorback track and field fans can follow all the action from the national meet at ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
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