Baylee Stephens earned a degree in nursing a semester early.
May 6, 2013
Auburn, Ala. - Auburn senior Baylee Stephens has been named to the Southeastern Conference's 2013 Community Service Team for softball, the league announced today.
The SEC Community Service Team highlights an athlete from each school who gives back to her community in superior service efforts.
"We are extremely proud of Baylee and the way work she has done," Auburn head coach Tina Deese said. "Baylee is a terrific representative of Auburn University. She had to balance a lot between school, softball and work this semester and the way she came through it is a tremendous credit to her and her work ethic. She is always willing to make time to give back through charitable work and making time to help others."
A native of Opelika, Ala., Stephens is a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll who graduated with a degree in nursing. Stephens has volunteered at the East Alabama Food Bank and participated in the Auburn City Downtown Trick or Treat and the East Alabama Medical Center Foundation Think Pink Run. Stephens has also collected and distributed toys for Toys for Tots and sports equipment for the GeAUx Play initiative which donates the equipment to special needs classrooms in Lee County.
While competing for the Tigers this spring, Stephens was also working 12-hour shifts at East Alabama Medical Center as part of her degree requirement. Stephens graduated a semester early with a 3.64 GPA.