FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas junior Ashley Daniels was selected to the Southeastern Conference’s Women’s Basketball Community Service Team, the league office announced Thursday.
Daniels is a forward from Coldwater, Miss., and has been active in many area community service activities. She joins 11 other members on the SEC’s 13th community service team for women’s basketball.
"We are very happy for Ashley for receiving this distinguished service award," Arkansas head coach Tom Collen said. "No one works harder or is more dedicated to giving back to the community than Ashley. These are the types of efforts that many times go unnoticed by our fans because her name is not in the paper or on the nightly news. However, these types of efforts may be even more important than leading us in scoring or rebounding."
Some of Daniels’ recent activities include taking part in the Red Ribbon Assembly speaking to more than 600 elementary students at Bud Walton Arena about drug and alcohol awareness and making good decisions Daniels is a participant in Book Hogs, a reading program for area elementary students. She not only read to students but explained the value of good reading skills. Daniels is an active participant in the Sweat Hawgs program advocating physical fitness at all levels and took part in Lift Up America, helping feed hungry families in Northwest Arkansas. Daniels was a speaker at a campus/area Martin Luther King Youth Day Program and participated in activities following a program and she took part in Razorback Relief: Operation Haiti, helping the Northwest Arkansas community package more than 2 million meals for the earthquake relief effort.
Daniels and the Razorbacks return to the court Thursday, March 10, hosting SIU-Edwardsville in the final regular season game of the year.