May 6, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Senior Maya Branch has been named to the 2013 Southeastern Conference Softball Community Service Team, it was announced today by the league office. The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to her community in superior service efforts.
Branch has served the Athens community in many different ways since arriving on campus. She as served as a mentor for Timothy Road Elementary School for the past two years, volunteering ever week in the fall and at least twice a month during the spring.
Last fall, she spent every Saturday volunteering at the East Friendship Baptist Church soup kitchen feeding the homeless. She has also participated in S.O.A.R (Special Olympics Annual Run at Hilsman Middle School) for the past three years.
Additionally, Branch has worked with the Boys and Girls Club of Athens, served as an Usher at Morton’s Theatre and participated in Reading Day at Gaines School Elementary School. She has also volunteered at the Athens Animal Shelter, helped in the beautification of the Athens-area with the Barber Street Clean Up Project and spent time working with Kits for Kids in Haiti.
Branch has also spent teams with several outreach projects and learning services at different schools and academies with the Entomology department at Georgia from 2010-13. Branch will graduate from Georgia with a degree in Entomology this week.
2013 SEC Softball Community Service Team
Ryan Iamurri, Alabama
Hope McLemore, Arkansas
Baylee Stephens, Auburn
Kelsey Horton, Florida
Maya Branch, Georgia
Kara Dill, Kentucky
Allison Falcon, LSU
Brittany Broome, Ole Miss
Jessica Cooley, Mississippi State
Chelsea Thomas, Missouri
Julie Sarratt, South Carolina
Melissa Brown, Tennessee
Allison Garrett, Texas A&M