FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In recognition of her efforts away from the court, redshirt sophomore Ana Sofia Jusino has been named to the SEC Volleyball Community Service Team as released Wednesday morning by the league office. The SEC sponsors a community service team for all 21 league-sponsored sports. This is the 11th such team for the SEC volleyball programs.
Jusino is active in the Razorbacks’ outreach to local elementary schools with programs like Book Hogs, Sweat Hogs and Razorback for a Day. Her service extends in to the Northwest Arkansas community with involvement in Arkansas’ canned good drive campaign, Lift Up America and Feed Our Starving Children. Jusino has also joined other Razorback student-athletes in visits to the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter and involvement in a children’s fun run event.
The Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, native is a member of Arkansas’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and serves as the Razorbacks’ APPLE (Athletic Prevention Programming and Leadership Education) Chair. In the classroom, Jusino has a 3.532 cumulative GPA as a biology major with a minor in foundations of sustainability.
Jusino finished the 2014 season with a career-best .318 hitting percentage. During her sophomore year, she established career highs with 12 kills against Oral Roberts and 10 total blocks against North Texas. Jusino had 10 matches this year with seven or more kills including a pair of double-digit performances. She also had 10 matches with five or more blocks and finished 11th in the SEC with 0.94 blocks per set.
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