May 14, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Auburn junior sprinter Marcus Rowland was named to the 2012 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Community Service team for the sports of men’s and women’s track and field and cross country as announced by the league office on Monday.
“This is a true testament to Marcus’ character,” Auburn head coach Ralph Spry said. “We all know he is a superb athlete, but he is also a great student, a team leader and an all-around quality individual. He’s a very well rounded person. I’m really proud of Marcus. We teach our student-athletes that it is important to give back to the community and he is a great example.”
Rowland, a native of Spartanburg, S.C. and a seven-time All-American, serves as a Big Brother through Big Brothers and Big Sisters. He is member of the Auburn chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The junior also serves as one of track and field’s delegates to Auburn’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
The SEC 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 community through superior service efforts.
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