Feb. 28, 2012
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BIRMINGHAM - Auburn junior Blanche Alverson has been named to the 2012 Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Community Service Team, the league announced Tuesday. Alverson earns the honor for the second year in a row.
This marks the 14th year for the SEC Community Service Team for women's basketball as well as for men's basketball. All 20 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.
Alverson founded her own community service project this year, "Ballin' For Books." Fans donated more than 500 books to the cause in Auburn's final two home games that will be donated to the Loachapoka Library and the Pine Hills Literacy Project.
She has also participated in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program and collected food as part of the Auburn United Methodist Church Food Pantry.
Alverson, an Andalusia, Ala. native, is fourth on the team in scoring with 8.9 points per game along with 4.1 rebounds per game. She is second in the SEC in 3-point percentage with a 41.4 percent clip and her 53 treys this season rank eighth all-time at Auburn in single-season 3-pointers.
The Tigers will return to the court at 12 p.m., Thursday in the first round of the SEC Tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Auburn, the No. 9 seed, will face eighth-seeded Florida.