Storey Morris Named to SEC Community Service Team

March 16, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- In a continuing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition, the Southeastern Conference once again highlighted a Community Service Team for women's gymnastics for the 2011 season with Kentucky junior Storey Morris representing UK.

The SEC sponsors a Community Service Team for each 20 sports it sponsors. The gymnastics Community Service Team represents seven SEC gymnasts, one from each competing institution. The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts.  

Community service has been a big part of Morris’ life as the native of Tyler, Texas, spends time at the Hope Lodge on campus, a home away from home for cancer patients and their families. She was part of the Cats Cultivating Character, a group of UK student-athletes who teach lessons of character to students each month, along with ringing the bell during the holiday season for the Salvation Army. This past summer, Morris went on a mission trip to Africa with several other athletes at the University of Kentucky.

Earlier this year, Morris was named to the Frank G. Ham Society of Character, which recognizes Wildcat student-athletes who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to academic excellence, athletic participation, personal development, career preparation and serving as a role model. She is a two-year member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
 
Morris and her teammates are currently preparing for the SEC Gymnastics Championships in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.

For more information on the Kentucky gymnastics team, visit UKathletics.com or follow “UKGymnastics” on Twitter and Facebook.

SEC Gymnastics Community Service Team:
Alyssa Chapman, Alabama
Amanda Siebert, Arkansas
Kylie Shields, Auburn
Elizabeth Mahlich, Florida
Kat Ding, Georgia
Storey Morris, Kentucky
Ericka Garcia, LSU