BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Junior Stefan Szacinski has been named to the Southeastern Conference Men's Tennis Community Service Team, the SEC announced Tuesday.
The SEC sponsors Service Community Teams in all 20 sports. The Community Service Team looks to highlight athletes from the SEC who give back to their community in superior service efforts.
Szacinski is the current Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative for the LSU men's tennis team. He participated in the team visit to Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, played tennis with kids, passed out candy, and signed autographs for local kids to enjoy a safe night of trick-or-treating at LSU's Halloween BOOzar, adopted an underprivileged child for the holidays and provided gifts at the program, while also serving a Thanksgiving style meal to the family.
In addition, he helped build a house in Baton Rouge with Habitat for Humanity, participated in Read Across America Day at the local elementary school and led interactive tours to elementary students through a maze of local agricultural animals and plants at the 4H Agriculture Magic Tours.
Szacinski is one of nine players from the SEC to earn a spot on the team.
The SEC Community Service Team also includes Ricky Doverspike (Alabama), Taj Harrison (Arkansas), Bob Van Overbeek (Florida), Eric Quigley (Kentucky),Will Reynolds (Georgia), Alex Stamchev (Auburn), Marcel Thiemann (Ole Miss) and Henry Walker (South Carolina).