FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Razorback netter Taylor King was named to the 2008 Southeastern Conference Community Service Team by the league office this week. King is one of eight men’s tennis players from around the conference to be recognized for their efforts off the courts. The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams in all 20 league sports.
King, the president of Arkansas’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), is an active participant in the Book Hogs Reading Program in which University of Arkansas student-athletes visit local elementary schools to read and have lunch with the students. The Rogers, Ark., native was also involved in the Book Hogs Pizza Party that saw more than 1,000 local elementary students take a field trip to Bud Walton Arena for autographs and lunch.
In January, King was one of 45 Razorback student-athletes who distributed 30,000 pounds of chicken and other protein products to 43 Northwest Arkansas food banks and agencies during the Lift Up America event. During Thanksgiving, he and a group of six other Arkansas student-athletes served dinner, signed autographs and took pictures with the residents of the Homestyle Assisted Living Center in Springdale, Ark.
Returning from a redshirt last year, King posted 10 doubles wins and five singles victories for the Razorbacks this season.