FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas senior Tiffany Phelps earned selection to the 2010 Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, the league office announced today.
Phelps, a McKinney, Texas, native is in the midst of her most successful season on the golf course and is continuing in a tradition of community service she began in her first year on campus.
“Tiffany has done a really good job all around this year,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “She has worked hard in the classroom, hard on the golf course and still takes the time to give back to the community. I really value community service and I stress that to the team and Tiffany is just one of those people who reaches out and does it on her own. She is very deserving of this award.”
Phelps has been involved in several community service projects including Sweat Hawgs, helping elementary students become more active through activity classes and contests in the Fayetteville area; First Tee working with boys and girls to develop life skills through golf; Book Hawgs where she works with area elementary students to encourage reading and classroom participation; Lift Up America canned food drive; Raising money for the Haiti relief effort and she is a volunteer at Camp Sweeney working with children who have diabetes.
In addition to her service projects, Phelps is a 3.77 student in financial management and investment at Arkansas.
She has elevated her golf game as a senior as well. This year, Phelps has a career-best 77.73 stroke average and has traveled to a career-high five events, including the last four tournaments, this year. Phelps carded her career-best finish at last week’s 2010 SEC Championship where she posted her career-low round of 222 for the three-day event.
Phelps and the Razorbacks are awaiting word of a 2010 NCAA Regional Championship bid. Selections are Monday, April 26, with the team hoping to be sent to Stanford, East Carolina or Indiana University as the postseason begins.
Phelps is the seventh Razorback selected to the SEC Community Service team since the award’s inception for the 2003-04 season. Other Arkansas honorees include Melissa Murray (2003-04), Lina Axelsson (2004-05), Courtney Mahon (2005-06), Stacy Lewis (2006-07 and 2007-08) and Lucy Nunn (2008-09).