FAYETTEVILLE – For the third time in her career, Kelli Stipanovich has been named to the Southeastern Conference Volleyball Community Service Team as announced by the league office this week. The SEC sponsors a community service team for all league-sponsored sports. This marks the eighth such team for the conference’s volleyball programs.
Stipanovich is a three-year member of the University of Arkansas’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). She is active in the Razorbacks’ Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and, last March, assisted with the Arkansas volleyball Special Olympics Clinic where the team hosted more than 130 adult and youth players at Barnhill Arena.
Along with her Razorback teammates, the St. Louis, Mo., native participates in the university’s continued outreach programs to local elementary schools including Book Hogs in which student-athletes encourage reading and Sweat Hawgs in which student-athletes promote physical education and healthy eating habits. Stipanovich’s efforts in the community were previously recognized by the SEC in 2008 and 2010.
Having just completed her Razorback volleyball career, Stipanovich was named to the 2011 All-SEC Second Team following her senior season. During the year, she became the 15th player in program history to join the 1,000-kill club and currently sits in 12th place on the list with 1,243 career kills. Stipanovich averaged a career-best 3.17 kills per set and 2.51 digs per set in 2011. She earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors following a standout weekend at No. 13 Florida and South Carolina.
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