Butsch Named to SEC Community Service Team
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— LSU senior tennis player Justin Butsch was recognized for his efforts in the Baton Rouge community and named to the 2017 SEC Men’s Tennis Community Service team, the conference announced Tuesday.
“It has been awesome being able to give back to the Baton Rouge community that welcomed me with open arms,” Butsch said.
The senior from Miami, Florida, has gone into classrooms and read to elementary school children and is also an active participant in LSU’s Trick-or-Tread Down the Row, a safe Halloween event for local children.
Butsch also has participated in Thanksgiving with the Tigers, an annual Christmas-themed community engagement initiative where each team adopts a child through the Alaska Street Boys and Girls Club and provides him or her with Christmas presents.
He has enthusiastically assisted in the Big Buddy program, visited the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital and has been a part of Live to Serve at the local YMCA.
Butsch has recently etched his name in the LSU history books as he has the 10th-most all-time career singles wins. Last weekend, the senior notched one win to up his total to 92. Last season, Butsch was named to the SEC All-SEC Second Team and was a member of the LSWA All-Louisiana First Team.
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