FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In recognition of her good works and off-the-field efforts, junior Parker Pocklington has been named to the 2016 SEC Softball Community Service Team which highlights a student-athlete from each school who gives back in superior service efforts.
Pocklington has accumulated over 30 hours of service learning in Northwest Arkansas during the 2015-16 academic year. Among the list of service projects, she volunteers her time at the women’s shelter, CEO Food Pantry, Boys & Girls Club and was part of a group that put together 3,000 bags of food for the hungry. Pocklington has also been involved with the Razorback Canned Food Drive, Equestrian Bridges Annual 2K Dog Walk, Special Olympics Unified flag football game and the Fayetteville Parks & Rec Softball camps.
A two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, Pocklington carries a 3.83 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) as a rec and sport management major. Earlier this semester, she was selected by Nike, Inc., as the basketball sports marketing intern that will afford Pocklington the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the corporate headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.
The Centralia, Washington, native just completed her junior season on the field where she hit four home runs and leads the SEC with 10 sacrifice bunts. Earlier this season, she collected her 50th career hit with a single April 9 against South Carolina. At second base, she carried a .978 fielding percentage and was part of a defense that turned 25 double plays which is the third most in program history.
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