May 21, 2014
Jay Wade was named to the SEC Community Service Team. (Zach Bland photo)
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn senior pitcher Jay Wade has been named to the 2014 Southeastern Conference Baseball Community Service Team, the SEC announced this week.
Wade, a senior from Bremen, Ga., has been active in the community both in Auburn and in his hometown over the last few years. He has volunteered with the Hudson Family Foundation and the Black Tie & Boots Foundation, and he has spent time working with Special Olympics and the Miracle League.
He joined with Auburn's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee to help coordinate various community service project, and he also visited needy families in Lee County along with the rest of the Auburn baseball team.
Wade appeared in 22 games his senior season, going 4-2 with a 3.28 ERA. He struck out 24 batters and walked just six in 35.2 innings of work.
The SEC supports a Community Service Team for each of its 21 league-sponsored sports. The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to his community in superior service efforts.