FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior Stephanie Carr has been named to the 2009 Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, the league office announced this week. Carr received the award for her outstanding work in the community.“This is a terrific honor for Stephanie and a true testament to her hard work and dedication to be the best person she can be in and out of the pool,” head Arkansas coach Jeff Poppell said.
Since transferring from Georgia in 2006, Carr has been involved in numerous community service projects which include: delivering firewood to families over the winter holidays, shopping with area children at the Razorbacks for Christmas event put on by Arkansas Athletes Outreach, making multiple trips to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.
A 2008 NCAA All-American honorable mention, Carr is also volunteers for Sweat Hawgs in the local elementary schools, has worked with the Boys and Girls Club of America and participating in Champions of Character skits with AAO at local middle schools.
Earlier this year, Carr was one of four Arkansas student-athletes to receive the Salute to Excellence Award, given to those student-athletes whose performance throughout his or her career serves to lift up his or her sport to new heights and whose character exemplifies the goals of the University of Arkansas Department of Athletics.
The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams for all 20 league sponsored sports. The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to her community in superior service efforts.
The Razorbacks (10-1, 3-1) continued their history-making season at the SEC Championship meet last week, where they finished a program-best fifth place, less than 100 points behind Tennessee, the No. 7 team in the nation.
Next Saturday, the Razorbacks will be in Athens, Ga. for the NCAA Last Chance Invite, running all day. For complete coverage of Razorback swimming and diving, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.