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Siebert on SEC service team

Siebert on SEC service team

FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas sophomore Amanda Siebert has been named to the Southeastern Conference gymnastics Community Service Team, the league office announced on Wednesday.

The SEC community service teams recognize student-athletes who give back to their community in superior service efforts.

Siebert, who is from Springdale, helped the Razorbacks tie for the SEC regular-season title this season at 5-1. Arkansas, ranked No. 12 in the nation, set school records with seven dual meet wins, four dual road wins, five SEC wins and three SEC road wins.

After opening conference action with a loss to No. 9 Alabama, Arkansas followed with wins at No. 27 Kentucky, at No. 22 Auburn, at home over No. 4 Georgia, at No. 19 LSU and at home over No. 1 Florida. The win over Georgia was the first in program history and the win over LSU was the first in Baton Rouge.

Athletically, Siebert has highs this year of 9.775 on vault and 9.75 on floor. She’s recorded those highs multiple times, including in the win over Georgia.

Away from the gym, she has participated in several projects, including volunteering at the Seven Hills Homeless Shelter, a birthday celebration for underprivileged children, helping participants at a Miracle League baseball game, participating in the America Heart Association walk, collecting food items for the SEC Together We Can "Canned Food Drive," participating in the Sweat Hogs program at area schools to encourage children to be active and fit, helping greet children for a visit with Santa Claus before Christmas in Barnhill Arena and assisting in hosting the Daisy Scouts on a visit to campus.

Arkansas competes this week in the SEC Championship. The meet is Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, Ala.

Sports Category : Gymnastics (W)