Auburn's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Begins 'Together We CAN Drive'

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Sept. 21, 2010


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Auburn, Ala. -- The Auburn Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), along with the Southeastern Conference, is coordinating its fourth annual league-wide food drive during the dates of Sept. 23-26. All 12 SEC institutions will participate by collecting food and financial donations at various sporting events, community locations and on campuses.

Led by Addison Ragsdale (soccer) and Morgan Murphy (softball), the Auburn/SEC Together We CAN Drive is designed to support the Food Bank of East Alabama as well as shelters throughout the southeast. And since the project began in 2007, more than 236,000 pounds of food and money have been donated by SEC fans to the community.

The SEC SAAC is comprised of two student-athletes from each institution. The SAAC was established in 1992 to serve as a medium of communication through which student-athletes, conference administrators, institutional representatives and coaches discuss and take action on issues relating to rules governance, student-athlete welfare and community service.

Members of the SEC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for 2010-11 are: Calli Johnson (Alabama, volleyball); Kyle Weeks (Alabama, men's swimming & diving); Terry Prentice (Arkansas, men's track & field); Gina Bargiachi (Arkansas, women's swimming & diving); Addison Ragsdale (Auburn, women's soccer); Morgan Murphy (Auburn, softball); Bobby Walsh (Florida, men's swimming & diving); Alicia Goodwin (Florida, gymnastics); Travis Voyles (Georgia, men's cross country/track & field); Taylor Adams (Georgia, women's cross country/track & field); Kayla Sergesketter (Kentucky, women's swimming & diving); J.D. Horton (Kentucky, men's track & field); Lauren Saucier (LSU, women's track & field); Shanna Spears (LSU, women's swimming & diving); Juliana Smith (Ole Miss, women's track & field); Morgan Springer (Ole Miss, volleyball); Renee Masterson (Mississippi State, women's cross country/track & field); Caleb Reed (Mississippi State, baseball); Samantha Arbaugh (South Carolina, softball); Michael Roth (South Carolina, baseball); Julie Edwards (Tennessee, women's soccer); Derek Paul (Tennessee, men's swimming & diving); Rebecca Silinksi (Vanderbilt, women's basketball) and Caleb Welchans (Vanderbilt, football).

This year's Together We CAN Drive donation locations are:

  • Benefiting the Food Bank of East Alabama
  • Events with Collections: Equestrian at the Auburn Horse Center on Sept. 23; Equestrian and Volleyball at the Auburn Student Activities Center on Sept. 24; and Soccer at the Auburn Soccer Complex on Sept. 26
  • Other Places to Donate: Winn Dixie on College Street and Kroger at Dean and Glenn