May 21, 2021
SEC Men’s Golf Community Service Team Announced
By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)
SEC Men’s Golf Community Service Team:
Ben Fuller, Alabama
A three-year letterwinner who serves on the executive board of Alabama’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) … led the team in community service hours in 2018 and 2019 and continues to be involved in as many activities as possible during the pandemic in and around the Tuscaloosa community … his long list of community involvement includes volunteering at the University of Alabama Special Olympics in which he served as a partner for athletes who needed extra attention … has also participated in Tim Tebow’s Foundation “A Night To Shine” which is a prom for high schoolers with special needs … volunteered his time in numerous SAAC events such as Habitat for Humanity builds, Halloween Extravaganza and Angel Tree Project, among other things…Despite his busy schedule of playing golf and his community service work, Fuller maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA as a finance major and has made the President’s List in each semester he has been at the Capstone.
Wil Gibson, Arkansas
Was Arkansas’ Community Service recipient for 2019-20 … Two-year member of Arkansas Student-Athlete Advisory Committee … Has participated in the Fearless Food Fight, a collaboration with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield to fight hunger in Arkansas, and City Youth Ministries.
Graysen Huff, Auburn
Packed and delivered meals to kids in school in conjunction with the Jason Dufner Foundation … participated in various clean-up days in Lee County area … aided in the production and teaching during camps for kids first learning about golf … partnered with Auburn University to provide leadership training and career advice to kids in the community.
Fred Biondi, Florida
Bondi has played an integral part as a representative of Team Impact, a national nonprofit headquartered in Boston, Mass., that connects children facing serious or chronic illnesses with college athletic teams…Fred has served as a positive ambassador for this program since Theo, an 8-year old child with optic nerve glioma, was added onto the Gators roster in March of 2019. Biondi consistently works to maintain relations with not only Team Impact, but also Theo… After a trying year in terms of Theo’s health amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Biondi was instrumental in getting Theo back on the course this past weekend.
Davis Thompson, Georgia
Assisted with Food2Kids Snack Drive that helped collect 28,000 pounds of healthy snacks for students in the Clarke County School District…Participated in Special Olympics activities that provided interaction with local school children with special needs…Participated in First Tee, which provides learning opportunities and a love for the game of golf to youth…Assisted in a youth clinic with boys and girls from the North American Junior Golf Association….Previous member of the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team…Inducted into UGA’s Student-Athlete Leadership Academy that, among other areas, works with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee to identify and meet needs in the community.
Hunger Bowl — served as team captain and led an effort to reach a 40 percent increase in canned goods during the pandemic.
Jacob Cook, Kentucky
Already a two-time selection to the SEC Community Service Team, team captain Jacob Cook continues to give back in a variety of ways… He continues to serve on the Kentucky Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and is a part of the leadership team for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes program… In the summer of 2019, he served on a mission trip to Nicaragua… Cook has participated in various activities including Breakfast with Santa, bowling with Special Olympics participants, he’s cooked and served dinner at the Ronald McDonald House and he’s packed and delivered food as a part of the God’s Pantry Backpack Program… He’s also participated in the PGA’s Barbasol community event at the UK Children’s Hospital… Twice, Cook has served as UK’s representatives at the SEC SAAC at the SEC offices in Birmingham, Alabama… During COVID-19, Cook has had to become innovative in how he can give back… He’s found a way to utilize Zoom and visit with patients in UK’s Children’s Hospital.
Trey Winstead, LSU
Winstead is men’s golf representative on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at LSU and served the community in a variety of ways this past year. In August of 2020, he helped out with Hurricane Laura relief by donating and collecting supplies for those affected by the hurricane in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He spearheaded LSU’s participation in ‘Happy for Hudson’, an event that honored Hudson Lais by exuding happiness and showing acts of kindness to those around you. He represented the men’s golf team, as mentioned above, on the SAAC and played a role in helping organize a ‘We’re Committed’ rally in April for LSU Athletics.
Jack Gnam, Ole Miss
Helped lead the athletic department’s Adopt-A-Basket initiative, which has donated 150 Thanksgiving baskets to families in need throughout the Lafayette-Oxford-University Community throughout the past two years … Participated in Feed The Sip, helping fill bookbags with non-perishable food items to donate to children in Tunica County and Quitman County as a part of the Food Sustainability pillar of the Stronger Together MS Initiative … Represents his fellow Ole Miss student-athletes by serving as a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Griffin Agent, Mississippi State
Agent was active in the community virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic… He filmed a video encouraging the patients at the Jackson Children’s Hospital and participated in National Reading Across America Day where he recording himself reading Green Eggs and Ham to be disseminated throughout the Starkville community…Agent also led MSU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as the SAAC President… The SAAC serves as the voice of the student-athlete body, to enhance the total student-athlete experience, advocate for student-athlete’s well-being and pour into the local community… As president, Agent oversaw all activities and was the primary spokesperson for the student-athlete body… He was also the primary student-athlete liaison to the Athletic Director and other Mississippi State Athletics administrators.
Tommy Boone, Missouri
Boone is well-known for his contagious personality and never-ending smile… His warm attitude spills over into community service work…Tommy has volunteered several times at the local Food Bank in Columbia and played an integral role in the Mizzou Made Help program… Above all, Tommy loves working with the NSAD Special Olympic Buddy program, where’s spent hours with Special Olympics athletes in the local community.
Jack Parrott, South Carolina
Parrott has been heavily involved in the community throughout his time as a Gamecock… A SEC Community Service Team selection in 2019 and 2020, Parrott has contributed to a variety of outreach projects at South Carolina including Habitat for Humanity, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Curing Kids Cancer, Meals on Wheels, The Therapy Place, Boy Scouts of America and volunteering his time at local elementary schools… He also regularly volunteers at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Columbia… A SAAC officer, Parrott was one of the lead organizers for the annual Palmetto Series Food Drive with Clemson… In the classroom, he’s been a standout leading the team in GPA the past two seasons while also being named to the Dean’s List every semester of school and a member of the President’s List (4.0 semester GPA) four times (Spring 20, Fall 19, Spring 19, Fall 18)… A public health major, Parrott has plans to attend medical school upon graduating where he aspires to be an orthopedic or aesthetic surgeon.
Spencer Cross, Tennessee
Cross has cultivated 66 total community service hours during his time at Tennessee, serving at community events like Voloween and volunteering at The Love Kitchen, a center that provides meals, clothing and food packages to those in need… In his time at UT, Spencer has also been a member of the VOLeaders, a program comprised of student-athletes from every UT sport that culminated in a service trip to Rwanda.
Reese Ramsey, Texas A&M
Ramsey is the Texas A&M SAC representative and has been involved with Horizon Leadership Academy as well… Reese has helped organize her teams participation in the Aggies Can food drive and The Big Event community program… He has also worked to organize reading with elementary school students at local schools.
Harrison Ott, Vanderbilt
Ott is a 3x SEC Academic Honor Roll, 2x Dean’s list, Srixon/ Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar…It’s been a tough year for community service because of Covid, but Harrison does a great job always volunteering and giving up his time. He has served on SAAC the last two years and also helped with the Dancing Dores this year which is a Vanderbilt Athletics initiative that ensures every child has access to the best healthcare… Each of our teams is paired with a miracle kid, a patient who has been treated at Monroe Carell to build a relationship, learn about their story, and to create experiences… This helps to raise money for Vanderbilt Children’s hospital and this year the team did zoom calls with a young kid named Titus.