Gabby Smith has been named to the SEC Community Service Team.
March 4, 2013
Senior guard Gabby Smith has been named Vanderbilt's representative to the SEC Community Service team, it was announced on Monday, March 4, by the Southeastern Conference.
Smith has been volunteering weekly at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, distributing different activities to patients in the doctors wing. She goes every Friday morning and her volunteer work has evolved into a program-wide effort called "Hoops for Kids."
Continuing the tradition of the Vanderbilt seniors to use their senior day game to choose a cause to raise awareness for, this year's program was expanded to all SEC home games to invite fans to drop off crayons, coloring books, sticker books, etc., for use by Smith and other volunteers at the Children's Hospital.
This marks the 15th year for the SEC Community Service Team for women's basketball as well as for men's basketball. All league-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.
2013 SEC Women's Basketball Community Service Team
Meghan Perkins, Alabama
Erin Gatling, Arkansas
Blanche Alverson, Auburn
Jaterra Bonds, Florida
Jasmine James, Georgia
Kastine Evans, Kentucky
Jeanne Kenney, LSU
Maggie McFerrin, Ole Miss
Candace Foster, Mississippi State
Liz Smith, Missouri
Ieasia Walker, South Carolina
Taber Spani, Tennessee
Kristi Bellock, Texas A&M
Gabby Smith, Vanderbilt