FAYETTEVILLE – Beth Fahey of the University of Arkansas Lady Razorback cross country and track and field teams was named to the Southeastern Conference’s Good Works Team in recognition of her community service activities in her two years in Fayetteville.
Fahey, a sophomore distance runner specializing in the 5,000 and 10,000-meter runs, received her first good works team award for her activities with the Ronald McDonald House in Joplin, Mo., her mentoring and participation in the Lady Razorback’s Sweat Hawgs program.
“Beth is very deserving of this award,” Arkansas head coach Lance Harter said. “Beth is the type of person that gives everything she has. She does this both on the track and off and is an inspiration to everyone around her. I am very proud of her and know that there are a lot of people whom she has helped that are also happy to see her get this award.”
Fahey’s work at the Ronald McDonald house has included making and serving Thanksgiving dinners over the past two years. As a member of Arkansas Athletes Outreach, Fahey was a mentor to three elementary school students. She is also an active participant in the Sweat Hawgs program which helps elementary school students with fitness.
Other activities that Fahey has been a part of over the past couple years include working as a volunteer at a national BMX race in her native Virginia and working with Arkansas’ Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
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