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Vela named to SEC Community Service Team

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Vela named to SEC Community Service Team

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas women’s golfer Victoria Vela was selected to the Southeastern Conference’s Community Service Team the league office announced today. Vela was one of 14 student-athletes selected and is the 10th Razorback women’s golfer selected since the award began in 2003-04. “I’m so proud of the career and particularly the senior season that Victoria had with the Razorbacks,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “She made the most of every opportunity in the classroom, on the golf course, and in our community. This award is a testament to her hard work and commitment to being the best she can be.” Some of Vela’s community service activities this year include volunteering with the Book Hogs Read To Win Program, the Sweat Hawgs Physical Fitness Program, Special Olympics and the Richardson Center Helping the Homeless. Vela participated in Feeding My Starving Children, the SEC Together We CAN Food Drive, the Jingle Bell 5K Run for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lift Up America. The Mansfield, Texas, native is a three-time selection to the National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar Team and a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll as well as a member of the Arkansas honor roll every semester of her collegiate career. This season, she paced the No. 5 Razorbacks to a tie for 13th at the NCAA Championship. Vela tied for 37th overall shooting a 298 with a 71 in the second round. She finished the year with a personal best 74.81 stroke average and played in 41 tournaments over her four-year career. Vela graduated in May with a degree in business.



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