Feb. 15, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia swimmers Maddie Locus and Andrew Gemmell have been named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team.
The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams for all league sponsored sports. The Community Service Team highlights an athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts.
Locus, a sophomore, from Sugarland, Texas, is a member of the UGA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee that identifies and meets community service needs. She has read to kindergartners at an Athens elementary school, delivered donated books on behalf of the Athletic Association and sorted items at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. During her high schools days, Locus tutored students for their Spanish classes, volunteered as a water safety instructor at a Girl Scout event and volunteered at a program offering swim lessons and teaching water safety.
Gemmell, a redshirt junior from Wilmington, Del., also serves on the UGA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He has volunteered in the "Make A Splash" project to help at-risk children learn how to swim, participated in the "Letters To Our Troops" correspondence with members of the armed forces, helped collect items and money for Toys For Tots, and volunteered with Safe Routes to Schools, helping walk students from nearby neighborhoods to their schools.
Locus, Gemmell and the Georgia swimming and diving teams will compete in the SEC Championships next Tuesday through Saturday in College Station, Texas.