March 3, 2014
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn senior Tyrese Tanner has been named to the 2014 Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Community Service team. The team represents the conference’s ongoing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition.
Tanner has helped lead Auburn women’s basketball’s community service efforts in the Auburn area. After gaining inspiration from one of her sociology professors she helped bring an organization called Brave Hearts to the sport of basketball. The group helps children in need, and with the help of her teammates, Tanner hosted children at a basketball camp sending them home with new athletic skills and a basketball.
Auburn basketball is also a regular in the community helping with toy drives during the holidays and visits to the local hospital and retirement facilities.
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.
NEXT UP: The Auburn women’s basketball team will return to the court for the SEC Tournament as the No. 6-seed and face the winner of the No. 11 Arkansas vs. No. 14 Ole Miss game. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. CT/8:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, March 6 at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. For more information about the SEC Tournament, visit the championships page on SECDigitalNetwork.com.
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