FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas senior gymnast Emily Peacock earned selection to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team the league office announced Tuesday.
The selection is Peacock’s second and the fifth in program history.
“Emily is the epitome of this award,” said Arkansas co-head coach Rene Cook. “She always thinks of others first. Emily is one of the most considerate and thoughtful people that I know and it’s great to see her recognized for her compassion.”
Peacock has been involved with Champions of Character, an Arkansas Athletes Outreach program that addresses area school assemblies with inspirational and motivational messages. She took a mission trip to Honduras, participated in the Houston Nutt Golf Tournament for area charities, is a member of Razorbacks for Kids, Christmas Razorbacks for Kids and helped conduct a clinic for NGWS Day. She is also involved in Sweat Hawgs, an area program encouraging physical activity in young people. A four-year, three-event participant for the Gym’Backs, Peacock also works at the Arkansas Gymnastics summer camps as a counselor and is a volunteer at Camp of Champs in Northwest Arkansas.
The San Antonio, Texas, native leads the 11th-ranked Gym’Backs into the SEC Championship this week in Duluth, Ga. For more information about Arkansas gymnastics, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.
2007 Southeastern Conference Gymnastics Community Service Team