BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - LSU junior guard Jeanne Kenney has been recognized for her outstanding efforts in the community and classroom as she was named to the Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Community Service Team, the league office has announced.
This marks the 15th year for the SEC Community Service Team for women's basketball. All league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004, with at-large teams for men's and women's sports being chosen from 1999-2003. The SEC began this concept with a football Community Service Team in 1994.
Kenney, a Baton Rouge native, owns a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and was named Student Athlete of the Month by the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes in January.
An aspiring coach, Kenney joined the Lady Tiger team in putting on a free basketball clinic for the Louisiana School for the Deaf and its students. Students from the school have also routinely visited LSU practices in the Maravich Center.
In addition, Kenney and the Lady Tigers volunteered at Charlie's Place Respite Center and the Southside Gardens Retirement and Assisted Living Center. They signed autographs and visited with the residents of the retirement home. In December, Kenney and the team also chipped in their time at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, boxing and bagging lunches for those in need.