May 12, 2022
2022 SEC Women’s Golf Community Service Team Announced
By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)
Birmingham, Ala. – In a continuing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition, the SEC once again highlighted a Community Service Team for women’s golf for the 2021-22 season.
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.
Carolina Caminoli, Alabama
2021 Campaign Manager for Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Homecoming Queen Candidate Montana Fouts … In 2020, 2021 and 2022, wrote “thank you” notes to Alabama Athletics staff … In 2019, assisted fellow SAAC members in organizing a car wash, where profits were then donated to the West Alabama Food Bank … In 2018 and 2019, fundraised money to buy Christmas gifts for needy children through Project Angel Tree, then presented those gifts to the needy children during a Christmas dinner … In 2018, spent time in the classroom and passed out candy at a local school on Halloween.
Ela Anacona, Arkansas
Anacona is involved in various aspects of the Northwest Arkansas community, working to help others in the area… She has gone to local elementary schools to read and help with ChooseConfidence, Head Coach Shauna Taylor’s organization… Ela has also volunteered at the Special Olympics and Razorback Golf Day where she meets and plays with members.
Museum of East Alabama Volunteer: install lighting, planting flowers, cataloging new inventory; Lamda Sigma Honor Society: Toys for Tots, Valentines for Veterans, making Trick or Treat Bags for adults with special needs; SAAC Representative: Co-Founder of Creed Cup for Student-Athlete Engagement; Angel Tree Tags; Canned Food Drive; Distinguished Young Women of Alabama – Volunteer (State & County).
Clara Manzalini, Florida
Participated in Gators Tracks, an event that delivers and packages shoes for underprivileged youth in the community… Involved in Gators Lunch Buddies and Gators Read… Talked to local scouts about sportsmanship and took part in creating welcome back posters for local elementary school.
Caroline Craig, Georgia
Craig is active with community service projects both in Athens and her hometown. She also volunteered for Girl Power events for Athens Area Girl Scouts, assisted with efforts with the United Way to assemble care packages for the elderly and participated in Special Olympics activities hosted by SAAC. Caroline has also contributed to student-athlete efforts for Project Angel Tree and volunteered at Barrow Elementary School for Safe Routes to School activities. At her hometown of Sautee Nachoochee, Ga., she has assisted with White County Backpack buddies, which helps ensure students have nutritious meals over weekends; volunteered at Helen Baptist Church; co-led Fields of Faith as part of the FCA; and assisted with girls’ golf clinics at Innsbruck Golf Club.
Laney Frye, Kentucky
Frye has served numerous hours with Southland Christian Church in Lexington… One of the biggest events she has participated in was the Christmas Joy event hosted by the church… This event included wrapping gifts, serving lunch to underprivileged families, holding children’s ministry for the kids… She also spends time packing food boxes at God’s Pantry throughout the year.
Alden Wallace, LSU
On MLK day, joined with fellow student-athletes at the Empower 225 facility and engaged in the moving of supplies, the mopping of the Chapel floor and polishing of the Chapel pews, and the disassembling of bunk beds for transport from the facility… Empower 225 is a nonprofit organization that helps local youth become leaders through educational support, life skills training and employment training … Also joined with her team at the department’s Halloween Boozar, offering safe trick or treat activities for area youth … Also been involved with several team and athletic social and community events..
Ellen Hutchinson-Kay, Ole Miss
Hutchinson-Kay has been involved in community service activities that include the Feed The Sip program, which collects non-perishable food items to donate to elementary schools in Tunica and Quitman County, as well as taking part in the Trunk or Treat program, which serves as an annual Halloween event that is put on for families in the Lafayette-Oxford-University Community. Additionally, Hutchinson-Kay serves as a member both the Rebels International Committee and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, aiming for the betterment of both international students and student-athletes at Ole Miss. Hutchinson-Kay also took part in the Hope to Dream campaign, which helped surprise children in the Mississippi area with an entire bed set provided by Ashley Homestore, as well as the Oxford Elementary Car Drop, which helped welcome Oxford Elementary students to school by opening car and bus doors for students during morning drop-offs. Finally, Hutchinson-Kay has been involved in the LPGA Girls Golf Program of Oxford, helping to get girls in the Oxford area involved in golf and to better their overall game to take the steps towards playing golf at a higher level.
Abbey Daniel, Mississippi State
Montgomery Gardens: Spent time at a retirement home in Starkville helping out with arts and crafts…”Dawg Duty”: Spent a morning greeting kids at a local middle school…MLK Day of Service Day at Boys and Girls Club: During MLK day, Abbey participated in a group that organized and cleaned the boys and girls club…Lunch with 5th/6th Graders: Abbey spent time and had lunch with a class of 5th and 6th graders from a local middle school…Volunteer Tutoring in the Science Department: Abbey tutored peers and underclassmen at Mississippi State in the science department in preparation for finals…Athletic Clothing Drive Sorting: Participated in both donations and sorting of the athletic clothing drive…West Point Animal Shelter: Abbey organized, walked, and bathed dogs at a local animal shelter.
Noelle Beijer, Missouri
Has recorded 45 hours of community service during her time at Mizzou with 40 hours spent at the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri… A consistent participant in Mizzou Made career and personal development workshops… Played in all nine tournaments this season with one top-five finish and five rounds at or below par… No. 2 stroke average on the team in 2021-22 (74.26).
Louise Rydqvist, South Carolina
Rydqvist, a freshman from Jönköping, Sweden, leads the team in community service hours in her first year on campus… She helped participate in a toy drive and also was heavily involved with Gamecock Games, a field day event with special needs children in the Midlands community.
Mikayla Bardwell, Tennessee
In the 2021-2022 school year, Bardwell has done almost 50 hours of service to the community which is outstanding to do during a pandemic, including Northstar Church and Cedar Brook Outreach. She enjoys helping people in her church and plans to continue to do so after graduation.
Brooke Tyree, Texas A&M
Tyree logged community service hours with the Brazos Valley Boys & Girls Club and Aggies CAN, the largest student-athlete volunteer run canned food drive in the nation… She is a fixture on A&M’s campus, holding leadership roles with our Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), WE3 and Traditions Night… With WE3, she helps encourage, equip and empower female student-athletes on campus through networking and educational events… Texas A&M has a vast and comprehensive list of traditions, and she has helped new Aggies become acclimated to those traditions and history on Traditions Night for the past three years.
Jayna Choi, Vanderbilt
Choi serves as the team rep for Dancing Dores, which is the athletic departments fundraising effort with the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital… She organized the fundraising effort for our team sponsored child… Jayna also spearheaded letters that were written to the kids being treated at the hospital.