FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Kathleen Paulsen, a senior midfielder on the Arkansas soccer team, has been named to the Southeastern Conference’s Community Service Team for 2009.
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 their community in superior service efforts.
A native of Littleton, Colo., Paulsen lettered for the fourth time this season.
Away from the field, she has participated in the Book Hogs Reading Program, which has Arkansas student-athletes reading to area elementary classes; the Sweat Hawgs program, which encourages elementary students to be active physically; the 2009 SEC Together We Can Drive, which is a league-wide canned food and donation drive; Move In Day on campus, where upperclassmen assisted underclassmen in moving into dorms for the start of the fall semester; and free soccer clinics, which the Razorbacks offered to youth attending various home games.
On the field, she helped the Razorbacks go 8-7-4 in 2009 after going 11-8-0 in 2008, giving Arkansas consecutive winning seasons for the first time in program history. She also helped the Hogs set school records with 10 shutouts, four SEC shutouts and a 0.80 goals against average.