Vanderbilt senior guard Jasmine Lister.
Feb. 26, 2014
Vanderbilt senior guard Jasmine Lister is the program's all-time leader in minutes played and is ranked No. 3 on the Commodores' all-time list for assists.
But make no mistake -- the impact she has made at Vanderbilt isn't limited to just the basketball court.
She also been a positive influence on the Nashville populace by volunteering her time for various projects, and on Wednesday, she was named to the SEC Women's Basketball Community Service Team.
Lister earned her spot on the team after serving a two-month internship last summer at the Magdalene House -- a residential program for women recovering from addiction, prostitution and trafficking.
Lister, who is majoring in women and gender studies, wanted to attain hands-on experience and connect personally with the 22 women, and her time at the Magdalene House provided her with that opportunity.
"I got to know a lot of them on a different level," she said. "It's a different world. I got to hear a lot of their stories and what they were like. It really surprised me how close a lot of things that go on in Nashville are. The stories...what they've been through and how happy they are. They are able to see a way out."
The SEC's Community Service Team for women's basketball was established 16 years ago as a means of continuing an effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition.
All SEC-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004, with at-large teams for men's and women's sports being chosen from 1999-2003. The SEC began this concept with a football Community Service Team in 1994.
Listed below is 2014 SEC Women's Basketball Community Service Team :
Joey Bailey Arkansas
Sophomore Forward Gunter, Texas
Tyrese Tanner Auburn
Senior Guard/Forward Birmingham, Ala.
Jaterra Bonds Florida
Senior Guard Gainesville, Fla.
Marjorie Butler Georgia
Sophomore Guard Knoxville, Tenn.
Kastine Evans Kentucky
Senior Guard Salem, Conn.
Shanece McKinney LSU
Senior Center Mobile, Ala.
Gracie Frizzell Ole Miss
Sophomore Guard Little Rock, Ark.
Candace Foster Mississippi State
Senior Guard Jackson, Miss.
Lianna Doty Missouri
Sophomore Point Guard St. Louis, Mo.
Elem Ibiam South Carolina
Junior Center Fayetteville, Ga.
Cierra Burdick Tennessee
Junior Forward Charlotte, N.C.
Jordan Jones Texas A&M
Sophomore Guard DeSoto, Texas
Jasmine Lister Vanderbilt
Senior Guard Corona, Calif.