Blanks, Waites Make SEC Track Community Service Team Seniors Honored For Their Good Work In The Community
May 14, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Ole Miss seniors Carson Blanks and Logan Waites were honored Monday as the school's representatives on the 2012 Southeastern Conference Track & Field Community Service team.
The league sponsors a community service team for each of its 20 league-sponsored sports, looking to highlight a male and female athlete from each school who gives back to his or her community through superior service efforts.
Blanks, who this past weekend finished runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles at the SEC Championships and ranks top 10 nationally in the event, has also been active in the community during his college career. He has participated in the canned food drive with the Ole Miss SAAC and is an active participant in Reading with the Rebels, a program in which Ole Miss athletes read and mentor local elementary school students, and with Leapfrog. The Meredian, Miss., native also serves as a group leader for a Christian camp.
Waites, the first woman in Ole Miss history to earn All-SEC honors in cross country, has been just as productive off the track. She serves as a volunteer teacher at ASAAP, an after-school program, and is a mentor in the student-athlete mentor program. The native of Hattiesburg, Miss., has volunteered with Rebel Re-runs, which helped collect shoes and cleats to send to Africa, and has helped with tornado relief efforts in Oxford. She has taken mission trips to Texas, Haiti and Rome, Italy, and is a member of the Ole Miss Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
The 2012 SEC Men's and Women's Track and Field Community Service Team is as follows:
Ole Miss will be honoring the athletic achievements of the past year at the fourth annual Rebels' Choice Awards on Monday, March 31 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts. The semi-form... Read More [+]
Ole Miss minority student-athletes and athletics administration were able to share in a discussion on diversity and inclusion with former CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien, as part of O'Brien's Black in... Read More [+]
Courtney Cunningham is a builder. While playing volleyball for Ole Miss from 2009-11, Cunningham helped build the Rebels into an NCAA Tournament team while also earning her civil engineering degree... Read More [+]
OXFORD, Miss. - Recently Ole Miss student-athletes participated in the "Backpacks to Briefcases" etiquette/networking dinner. The program is designed to help student-athletes make the transition... Read More [+]
Ole Miss and Kroger, in conjunction with the Mid-South Food Bank and the Mississippi Food Network, will be on hand during Saturday's football game versus Arkansas to collect non-perishable food... Read More [+]
LSU looked to have gotten out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth, but right fielder Mark Laird dropped a fly ball in foul territory that would have been the final out and send the game to the fifth down... read more
For eight innings, Chris Ellis dueled Aaron Nola, the Southeastern Conference's leader in strikeouts (84) and earned run average (0.70) to a draw, as he left with the game with the score tied at 2-2. It was the eighth time... read more
Two new mock drafts released this week has former wide receiver Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief being selected in the late second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, set for May 8-10. NFL media analyst Bucky Brooks projects Moncrief... read more
With Billy Chadwick's last regular season in the books, the Rebels seem to be peeking and hoping to make a final postseason run for the legendary head coach. Corresponding with such, we are also getting down to our final stretch... read more
One spot in the ITA national rankings can make all the difference. Last season, San Diego, ranked No. 44 in the country, earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, while crosstown rival, San Diego State, ranked No. 45, was... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 7-13, 2014Baseball- Ole Miss improved to 29-9 on the season and 9-6 in Southeastern Conference play after a pair of nonconference wins over Memphis and Murray State in the midweek and a series win... read more
Coming off a disappointing 6-5 loss in 10 innings Saturday, Ole Miss bounced back with a dominant 12-2 win Sunday to take the weekend series against Mississippi State in Starkville. At the plate, the Rebels set season high for runs... read more
Ole Miss struck early with five runs over the first four innings, which Chris Ellis and Wyatt Short made hold up in a 6-1 win over Mississippi State Friday night at Dudy Noble Field. The leadoff man for Mississippi State... read more
Riding a six-game win streak, Ole Miss travels to face Mississippi State in a three-game weekend series as part of Super Bulldog Weekend, which also includes Saturday's Maroon-White spring football game. Mississippi State has averaged 7,700 fans at Dudy Noble... read more