FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior setter Lindsay Scanlan was recognized Tuesday as a member of the 2009 Southeastern Conference Volleyball Community Service Team. The women’s volleyball Community Service Team, the seventh annual, highlights a student-athlete from each of the conference’s 11 programs that contributes time and effort to their respective communities.
Scanlan participates in programs like Book Hogs and Sweat Hawgs which impact local elementary schools. The Book Hogs program emphasizes reading with rewards for top readers and top schools, including visits from the Razorback student-athletes. In Sweat Hawgs, elementary students (grades 3-5) are made aware of the positive impact of physical fitness in hopes of building good exercise habits.
The Rockwall, Texas, native also helps with Razorbacks for Christmas, another opportunity for the Arkansas student-athletes to interact with local children during the holidays. She has also been active in the athletic department’s projects for the local Race for the Cure. This past year, Scanlan was part of the Razorbacks’ Lift Up America efforts which provide supplies for food banks and shelters in the Northwest Arkansas area. The entire Razorback volleyball team collected canned goods at local grocery stores during the SEC-wide Together We Can initiative.
Also closely involved within the athletic department, Scanlan is a member of the University of Arkansas’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. In the classroom, the criminal justice major was named to the 2008 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll and the University of Arkansas Athletic Department Honor Roll during the 2008-09 academic year.
During her senior campaign, Scanlan has posted eight matches with 50 or more assists, including a career-high 60 assists in an Oct. 9 five-set victory over Alabama. At the time, it was the highest mark by an SEC setter this season; she is now second on that list. Scanlan will end her Razorback career No. 3 on the program’s all-time assists list. She currently has 2,825 assists.
Arkansas closes its 2009 season with a Nov. 25 match at Ole Miss. The contest is set for a 7 p.m. (CT) first serve at the Gillom Sport Complex in Oxford, Miss. For more information, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.