Volpenhein Named to SEC Community Service Team

May 3, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- University of Kentucky men’s golf senior Alex Volpenhein has been named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team for his hard work in the Lexington community, it was announced Monday.

Volpenhein has served countless hours of community service in the Lexington area. He helped ring the bell for the Salvation Army in all four years at UK, while also volunteering throughout the year at the Salvation Army as a helping hand. The native of Edgewood, Ky., has worked with God’s Pantry in Lexington, packing backpacks for under-privileged children and then delivering those backpacks to kids at a local elementary school. Volpenhein has also joined his teammates to welcome a local middle school golf team out to practice to interact with the Wildcats.  

The annual Golf Community Service Team, recognizing the superior community service efforts of the league’s student-athletes. The Community Service Team consists of one student-athlete from each SEC institution, nominated by his school’s personnel, who has devoted himself to community service.

“These student-athletes have worked hard outside of the classroom and practice fields to make a positive influence in their communities,” said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. “These student-athletes are symbolic of what is good about intercollegiate athletics.  I am proud to have these student-athletes represent the SEC.”

The Southeastern Conference also sponsors Community Service Teams for football, men’s and women’s basketball and the league’s men’s and women’s Olympic Sports.

2011 SEC Golf Community Service Team
Men – Hunter Slatton, Junior, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Women – Courtney Harter, Senior, Clearwater, Fla.

Men - Joe Doramus , Freshman,  Little Rock, Ark.
Women – Corinna Rees, Senior, Pebble Beach, Calif.

Men - David Zickler, Sophomore, Florence, Ala.
Women – Patricia Sanz, Junior, Madrid, Spain

Men – Tyler McCumber, Sophomore, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Women – Mia Piccio, Sophomore, Bacolod City, Philippines

Men – Harris English, Senior, Thomasville, Ga.
Women – Tess Fordham, Junior, Metter, Ga.

Men – Alex Volpenhein, Senior, Fort Mitchell, Ky.
Women – Megan Moir, Junior, Louisville, Ky.

Men – Clayton Rotz, Senior, Chambersburg, Pa.
Women – Tessa Teachman, Junior, Baton Rouge, La.

Ole Miss
Men – Joe David, Junior, Madison, Tenn.
Women – Haley Millsap, Junior, Pace, Fla.

Mississippi State
Women – Mallory Batson, Sr., Gadsden, Ala.

South Carolina
Men – Clint Tolleson, Sophomore, Spartanburg, S.C.
Women – Katie Rose Higgins, Freshman, Charleston, S.C.

Women – Sara Monberg, Sophomore, Juelsminde, Denmark

Men – Trey DelGreco, Junior, Birmingham, Ala.
Women – Megan Grehan, Senior, Mamaroneck, N.Y.