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April 19, 2005

The SEC sponsors Good Works Teams in all 20 sports. The Good Works Team looks to highlight athletes from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts. Brief biographical sketches of the 2005 Women’s Tennis Good Works Team follows:

Natalie McElveen, Alabama
Junior • Birmingham, Ala.
Participated in “Play Days” hosted by the Alabama tennis program… Has spent time reading to local elementary school students and visited hospital patients… Coordinates Beat Auburn Beat Hunger and Project Angel Tree.

Iliana Pacheco, Arkansas
Senior • Dallas, Texas
Has volunteered her time teaching tennis camps at local clubs… Participated in program that bought Christmas gifts for underprivileged children… Organized a program that collected clothing to be sent to Latin America… Spends free time volunteering at a daycare… Helped landscape local housing projects as part of the University’s Student Day of Caring.

Sarah Suitor, Auburn
Senior • Paducah, Ky.
Participated in an Auburn “Sports Day” where local children interacted with the team’s athletes… Visited children at National Student-Athlete Day… Has assisted senior citizens in the Auburn area with activities, exercise and arts and crafts.

Jennifer Magley, Florida
Junior • Bradenton, Fla.
She works with a group titled “Girl Power” once a week at a community center in Gainesville for at-risk girls, and she started a similar program in Bradenton called “Pearls of Grace”… She was nominated for the Golden Herald Award, recognizing outstanding Manatee County high school seniors for their unselfish service to their school and community… Plays the violin and the drums and is the lead singer in a contemporary girls vocal group called “Faith”.

Natalie Frazier, Georgia
Sophomore • Riverdale, Ga.
Mentoring students at Barrow Elementry School… Volunteer at the Atlanta Union Mission and the Atlanta Women’s Shelter… Volunteer for the Toys-for-Tots program and the Northeast Georgia Food Bank… Participates in Adopt-a-Family Program for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Emily Foster, Kentucky
Senior • Lexington, Ky.
Served as a mentor at Lexington’s Lansdowne Elementary School… Participated in the “Walk Kids to School” Day… Volunteered at the Hope Center… Took part in a food drive in conjunction with UK’s Center for Academic and Tutorial Services… Volunteered at the Lexus Tennis Challenge.

Amanda Mang, LSU
Senior • New Orleans, La.
Involved in the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program, where athletes reach out to the community by participating in different activities each semester.

Mimi Renaudin, Ole Miss
Freshman • Mandeville, La.
Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee… Has participated in “Reading with the Rebels”… Member of the M-Club.

Hayley Rudman, Mississippi State
Sophomore • Randpark, South Africa
Member of the M-Club, where she helped with the Thanksgiving Food Drive… Visited Suddeth Elementary to play tennis with the children… Also read to students at Suddeth… Donated clothing to victims of the Tsunami.

Fallon Koon, South Carolina
Senior • Irmo, S.C.
Volunteered at the Boys & Girls 5K Fun Run… Helped with the American Cancer Society – Coaches vs Cancer auction… Volunteer site coordinator for the MS150-Bike Ride… Volunteer for the HealthSouth Rehab Luncheon @ Harpers to raise awareness of disability issues.

Blakeley Griffith, Tennessee
Sophomore • Middleburg, Va.
Participated in the Lady Vol Boost-Her Club 5K Scholarship Fun Run… Participated in the “Read with Me” program, reading to children at Knoxville’s inner-city Green Magnet Math and Science Academy… Was a part of the student-athlete canned food drive benefiting Knoxville’s Second Harvest Food Bank… Participated in a series of tennis clinics hosted by UT for the Caswell Boys and Girls Club.

Annie Menees, Vanderbilt
Senior • St. Louis, Mo.
Helps prepare meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House… Helps host a sports day for local school children, instructing then in tennis and other sports… Helped prepare and host a holiday party for underprivileged children… Visits children in the outpatient clinics at Vanderbilt’s Children’s Hospital… Volunteers in a 2-3 year-old classroom of normally-developing students, as well as students with various disabilities… Played in the “24-Hour Tennis Marathon” to help raise money for St. Louis Forest Park’s Dwight Davis Tennis Center… Takes underprivileged children to Vanderbilt Football games and participates in activities before the game.