Ewing Named to SEC Community Service Team
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – LSU gymnastics senior Sydney Ewing has been named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service team for her efforts in the Baton Rouge area, the league office announced Friday.
Ewing is a leader of the program inside and outside of the gym. The Lafayette, Louisiana native is the president of LSU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). As president, Ewing organizes community service events, award ceremonies and various events for student-athletes.
Ewing has assisted with the Gardere School Project, Halloween Boozar, McMain’s Bike Race, and worked at the area food bank after the devastating flooding in August. She has been a part of many visits to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital and in 2016 led a small group Bible study to help fellow students and student-athletes grow in their faith.
In the classroom, Ewing is a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member and as well as a three-time Academic All-American. The kinesiology major will graduate in May and begin working toward her master’s in occupational therapy at LSU Shreveport.
This season Ewing has already set and tied career highs on beam and floor. On senior night, Ewing earned a 9.90 on vault for a share of the title. Ewing has gotten stronger as the season has gone along, including a career performance at Auburn with scores of 9.90 or better on all three events.
Ewing and the second-ranked LSU gymnastics team begins postseason in Jacksonville for the 2017 SEC Championship at 5 p.m. CT Saturday. The meet will be televised live on the SEC Network. There will also be event and specific school streams available at WatchESPN.com.
The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams for all 21 league sponsored sports. The Community Service Team looks to highlight a student-athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts.