May 7, 2013
BIRMINGHAM – Auburn track and field senior Maya Pressley was named a member of the SEC Community Service team, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
“I’m really proud of Maya and all she has accomplished on the track and in the community,” Auburn track and field head coach Ralph Spry said. “She has been an outstanding example for her teammates and all student-athletes at Auburn during her career and I’m excited for her to be recognized for her tremendous efforts. She is a great example of what a student-athlete should be.”
Pressley, a senior from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., serves as President of the Auburn Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
A communication major, she volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club of Auburn, is a member of C4 – Compassion Commitment Creating Change, and is involved with Project Uplift in visits to local hospitals, day cares and cleaning up local parks.
The league presents a Community Service Team for each of its 21 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.
On the track, Pressley is the Auburn record holder in the women’s high jump with her clearance of 6-2 from the Tiger Track Classic earlier this season at Hutsell-Rosen Track. The mark ranks second nationally and tops in the SEC. She is a two-time SEC outdoor high jump champion.
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