BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Senior Keri Frankenberger of the LSU women’s tennis team was named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team for the second consecutive year, the league office announced Tuesday.
The SEC Community Service Team highlights athletes from all 21 SEC sports who give back to their community in superior service efforts, and Frankenberger also earned this distinction in 2012.
Frankenberger is in her second year as the women’s tennis representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and she participates in Live 2 Serve, a volunteer activity where student-athletes mentor local youth in the community.
The senior volunteered for Girls on the Run, a program that teaches life skills to girls in third through eighth grade and encourages them to work on health and fitness, and she is a a part of Volunteers in Public Schools, as she is paired with a student in second grade at Melrose Lower Elementary and reads to students there throughout the school year.
Frankenberger spearheaded the women’s tennis team’s obstacle course activity during the annual Halloween BOOZar, an event providing a safe trick-or-treating atmosphere for local children, and she participated along with her team in adopting an underprivileged child for the holidays in part of Thanksgiving with the Tigers.
Along with many visits to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital with teammates, she also volunteered at LSU’s annual Holiday on Campus, an event that benefits the US Marine Corps, Toys for Tots and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
Other members of the SEC Community Service Team include Mary Anne Macfarlane of Alabama, Claudine Paulson of Arkansas, Olivia Janowicz of Florida, Kate Fuller of Georgia, Edmée Morin-Kougoucheff of Kentucky, Caroline Rohde-Moe of Ole Miss, Maria Christensen of Missouri and Kata Szekely of Tennessee.
The Lady Tigers begin postseason play against Kentucky in the first round of the SEC Tournament on Wednesday in Starkville, Miss., at 2 p.m. CT.