BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – LSU center Shanece McKinney picked up SEC Community Service Team accolades for her leadership and dedication off the court Wednesday as announced by the league office. This marks the 16th season of the SEC Community Service team for women’s basketball.
McKinney, a senior sports administration major, has participated in numerous community service projects including close to 200 hours alone for the current school year. She also serves as women’s basketball representative on LSU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
McKinney’s community service projects include the United Way Day Action, Juneteenth, basketball clinics, Special Olympics and the Halloween BOOzar which is an event that provides local children with a safe and fun Halloween experience playing games, getting candy and autographs, and interacting with their favorite LSU student-athletes.
McKinney played a major role in the team’s participation in Thanksgiving with the Tigers, an event where each LSU athletic team adopts an underprivileged child for the holidays and welcomes the child along with his or her family to campus for a Thanksgiving style meal served by the student-athletes and games, activities, and gift exchanges.
McKinney has participated in a semester long commitment to the Big Buddy program where she volunteered at a local elementary school’s PE classes to mentor with youth.
LSU concludes the regular season home portion of its schedule Thursday as No. 10 Tennessee visits the Maravich Center for “Senior Night.” Tip time is scheduled for 8 p.m., and the game will televised by Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS), Cox Sports Television (CST) and www.espn3.com. The LSU Sports Radio Network will broadcast the game on Talk 107.3 FM in Baton Rouge and inside the Geaux Zone at www.LSUsports.net/live. Patrick Wright, the voice of the Lady Tigers, will have the radio call.
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2013-14 SEC Women’s Basketball Community Service Team
Joey Bailey, Arkansas
Jaterra Bonds, Florida
Cierra Burdick, Tennessee
Marjorie Butler, Georgia
Lianna Doty, Missouri
Kastine Evans, Kentucky
Candance Foster, Mississippi State
Gracie Frizzell, Ole Miss
Nikki Hegstetter, Alabama
Elem Ibiam, South Carolina
Jordan Jones, Texas A&M
Jasmine Lister, Vanderbilt
Shanece McKinney, LSU
Tyrese Tanner, Auburn