Paul named to Community Service Team
April 24, 2009
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Vanderbilt junior Vijay Paul was honored for his dedicated efforts in the community this week when he was selected as Vanderbilt's representative on the 2009 SEC Men's Tennis Community Service Team.
Paul was one of 10 individuals selected to the team, which recognizes student-athletes from all 20 SEC sports who give back to their community in superior service efforts.
A native of Medford, N.J., Paul has made a significant impact on the court for the Commodores in 2009, playing anywhere from the No. 1 to No. 3 singles position. However, he has made an even larger impact in the community. Paul is a member of Athletes Against Assault, which was formed last year to raise awareness and take a stand against violence against women. It is the first organization of its kind on a college campus.
In conjunction with the organization, Paul participated in, Take Back The Night, a walk for abused women, visited a domestic violence shelter and participated in a workshop on campus to raise awareness about sexual assault.
Paul, a history major, has also participated in the annual SAAC Christmas Party for underprivileged children in Nashville and in the Used Shoe Foundation, where the team donates used tennis shoes to a charity.
Paul owns an 8-13 singles record and a 6-5 doubles record in dual play this season. He also clinched Vanderbilt's win against Memphis.
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