Vanderbilt relief pitcher Zach King has been named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, an honor bestowed upon an athlete from each school who gives back to the community, the league office announced Wednesday.
The sophomore volunteered weekly during the summer and fall with a local Team IMPACT partner in Nashville. The national nonprofit connects children facing serious and chronic illnesses with college athletic teams while working to form life-long bonds and life-changing outcomes.
The Spring Hill, Tennessee, native assisted with a drive across campus to collect supplies for those along the Gulf Coast affected by Hurricane Harvey. King also aided in a campus-wide trick or treat initiative as well as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Holiday Party with local elementary schools.
On the mound, King (0-3, 3.62 ERA) is tied for the team lead with 17 appearances and has struck out 39 batters in 37.1 innings. The southpaw has struck out three-plus hitters in 10 of 17 appearances including Friday at Tennessee.