Mattix, Moss Named to SEC Community Service Teams
June 1, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Ole Miss track & field athletes Mercedes Mattix and Peyton Moss have been named to the Southeastern Conference Women’s and Men’s Community Service Teams for track & field.

The two Rebels stand out among the many teammates who volunteer their time in community service efforts in the Oxford and Lafayette County community.

Mattix, a junior sprinter for the Rebels, has been very active off the track throughout her three years with the team. The Columbus, Mississippi, native has worked with kids and showed them proper running techniques at the Boys & Girls Club as part of the "Mighty Milers" program. She has assisted in leading the track & field team in collecting items for Thanksgiving baskets for members of the local community. She has also participated in the annual Ole Miss Dance Marathon "Rebelthon" fundraiser to help support Batson Children’s Hospital, read books to the children of Oxford Elementary, and during a home basketball game, participated in SAAC’s Books and Bears program that provided tickets to fans who brought a children’s book or bear for the families of UM staff members. Mattix was Ole Miss’ representative on the SEC Community Service Team last year, as well.

Moss, a senior from Germantown, Tennessee, is one of the SEC SAAC representatives, representing Ole Miss at the SEC offices last year in Birmingham. He is heavily involved in the Ole Miss SAAC as a track & field representative. The school record holder in the indoor heptathlon and a long-time contributor in the decathlon, Moss has also volunteered in the Books and Bears, Thanksgiving basket, and “Mighty Milers” programs. 

The conference names a Community Service Team for each of its 21 league-sponsored sports, looking to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to his or her community through superior service efforts.

Below is the full list of 2017 SEC Track & Field Community Service Team members.

Steven Gayle, Alabama
Quanesha Burks, Alabama
Eric Janise, Arkansas
Taliyah Brooks, Arkansas
Xavier Coakley, Auburn
Marshay Ryan, Auburn
Marques Burgman, Florida
Emily Chapman, Florida
Bryan Kamau, Georgia
Mary Terry, Georgia
Noah Castle, Kentucky
Amy Hansen, Kentucky
LaMar Bruton, LSU
Nataliyah Friar, LSU
Peyton Moss, Ole Miss
Mercedes Mattix, Ole Miss
Curtis Thompson, Mississippi State
Leah Lott, Mississippi State
Taylor Stephen, Missouri
Hannah Thomas, Missouri
Ryan Bermudez, South Carolina
Maya Evans, South Carolina
Drew Kelley, Tennessee
Cassie Wertman, Tennessee
Robert Grant, Texas A&M
Madalaine Stulce, Texas A&M

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