FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas women’s tennis player Emily Carbone was selected to the 2011 SEC Community Service Team the league office announced last week.
Carbone, a native of Lexington, Ky. is making the team for the second straight year for her services throughout the community in Northwest Arkansas.
Carbone’s main involvement came as a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), which helps create community service activities for students and also allows her to participate in each of those activities that the Committee is involved in. She also joined her Razorback teammates on multiple occasions to take part in the Code Red projects to bolster attendance at all athletic events.
Individually, Carbone took part in the Sweat Hawgs program helping to promote physical fitness in the elementary schools, as well as Book Hawgs, which promotes the importance of reading to area students.
Being very busy off the court, Carbone has not been deterred from having a solid junior season for the Razorbacks under head coach Michael Hegarty. With a 23-16 overall record, Carbone ranks second on the team in wins, with 15 of those wins coming in dual play. Spending the majority of her matches at the No. 5 spot, Carbone did spend some time at the No. 4 position where she posted a 5-1 record.
The Razorback women’s tennis team just completed their regular season and conference tournament and now wait to see where it lands in the NCAA Tournament field. The 21st-ranked Hogs will find out tomorrow at 4 p.m. The NCAA will be streaming a selection show on NCAA.com. Team brackets will be posted on the NCAA website, 30 minutes after the completion of the selection show. The list of individuals selected to the singles and doubles championships will be posted on the website no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
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