Feb. 26, 2014
BIRMINGHAM – Redshirt sophomore Gracie Frizzell was named to the SEC Community Service Team it was announced by the league office on Wednesday (Feb. 26). It is Frizzell’s first appearance on the SEC Community service team.
During her career at Ole Miss Frizzell, a Little Rock, Ark., native has volunteered with her team in numerous community service events. She has been involved with Special Olympics and the Oxford Boys and Girls Club. Frizzell and her teammates have also been involved with Ole Miss’ Reading with the Rebels program in which student-athletes volunteer to read in local Oxford area elementary schools, as well as volunteering with a wheelchair basketball clinic and numerous postgame and pregame clinics.
Frizzell was also quite active in her local Little Rock community volunteering with the Life Champs program and Autism Speaks program.
This marks the 16th 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 school include: Nikki Hegstetter, Alabama; Joey Bailey, Arkansas; Tyrese Tanner, Auburn; Jaterra Bonds, Florida; Marjorie Butler, Georgia; Kastine Evans, Kentucky; Shanece McKinney, LSU; Candace Foster, Mississippi State; Lianna Doty, Missouri; Elem Ibiam, South Carolina; Cierra Burdick, Tennessee; Jordan Jones, Texas A&M; Jasmine Lister, Vanderbilt.
Ole Miss will close out the regular season this week. The Rebels will travel to Missouri on Thursday for a televised contest on Fox Sports Midwest that will air locally on Sports South. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. CT from Missouri’s Mizzou Arena. The Rebels return home on Sunday (March 2) to take on Auburn in the regular season finale. Ole Miss will honor seniors Valencia McFarland, Kenyotta Jenkins and Diara Moore. Tip is set for 2 p.m. For women’s basketball ticket information, go to OleMissTix.com or call the Ole Miss Ticket Office at 1-888-REB-TKTS (732-8587).
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