BIRMINGHAM— Ole Miss junior Gracie Frizzell (Little Rock, Arkansas) was named to the SEC Community Service Team it was announced on Thursday by the Southeastern Conference office. It is the second consecutive year the Little Rock, Arkansas native has represented Ole Miss on the team.
Frizzell and her teammates have taken the idea of service to new heights this season and spent lots of time in the fall volunteering throughout the greater Oxford and Lafayette county communities.
Along with her teammates Frizzell has done Reading With the Rebels, an annual program that takes place in conjunction with Ole Miss’ student-athlete development area, going into elementary schools in Oxford-Lafayette County and reading to elementary school classes to promote education and literacy. Frizzell has also teamed her teammates to play bingo and other games with residents at Oxford’s Graceland Care Center while also spending an afternoon in the fall helping to build walls on a house under construction with the Oxford – Lafayette County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Frizzell and her teammates, in conjunction with the Ole Miss athletic department, helped with tornado relief efforts for Columbus, Miss, which was hit with deadly tornadoes over the holiday. Frizzell’s dedication to service also extends to the summer months as she helped with basketball clinics with the Horizons Learning Program on the Ole Miss campus, to promote summer learning and retention for local Oxford youth.
This marks the 17th year for the SEC Community Service Team for women’s basketball as well as for men’s basketball. 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. The SEC began this concept with a football Community Service Team in 1994.
Honorees from other institutions include: Nikki Hegstetter, Alabama; Joey Bailey, Arkansas; Tra’Cee Tanner, Auburn; Brooke Copeland, Florida; Erika Ford, Georgia; Bria Goss, Kentucky; Ann Jones, LSU; Savannah Carter, Mississippi State; Morgan Eye, Missouri; Elem Ibiam, South Carolina; Cierra Burdick, Tennessee; Tori Scott, Texas A&M; Kendall Shaw, Vanderbilt.
Ole Miss closes out the regular-season home schedule tonight against LSU at 6 p.m. The team will honor seniors Tia Faleru, Danielle McCray and Amber Singletary. The Rebels close out the regular season on Sunday with a trip to Starkville to take on the No. 11/13 Mississippi State Bulldogs. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m., and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net.
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