Gustafson Named to SEC Community Service Team

May 7, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Senior Ashleigh Gustafson has been named to the 2012 Southeastern Conference softball community service team it was announced by the league on Monday. The honor is the first for the Louisville, Ky., native.

Gustafson has spent more than 400 hours in the community since her arrival on UK's campus four years ago. She has worked with organizations such as the Salvation Army, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, YMCA, American Cancer Society, Ronald McDonald House and the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure.

Furthermore, she has also dedicated her time to local hospitals, horse parks, community schools and churches, softball camps and to the University of Kentucky.

She is a three-time All-SEC Academic team member and twice has won the CATSPY award for community service.

Gustafson was named the 2011-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year at Kentucky and was also inducted into the Frank G. Ham Society of Character at UK which is the highest honor bestowed on Wildcat athletes.

Kentucky will begin its postseason run on Thursday at the SEC Tournament at Rhodes Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., as the University of Alabama Crimson Tide will serve as the hosts of the tournament.

UK will be the No. 5 seed in the tournament and will face the fourth-overall seed in Georgia at 5 p.m. ET on ESPNU. In the regular season meeting between the two, Kentucky took two of three games, including a 4-0 win on Saturday April 14 in which Cumbess threw a no-hitter against the Dawgs.

The ESPN family of networks along with ESPN3 will combine to carry every pitch of the SEC Tournament.