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May 10, 2005

COLUMBIA, S.C.– Megan Cornett was named to the 2005 Southeastern Conference Softball Good Works Team, the SEC announced Monday. A senior infielder from Cocoa, Fla., Cornett is the first Gamecock softball player to be honored to the team two straight years.

Cornett volunteers at Lake Murray and Meadowfield Elementary Schools reading to children and stressing the importance of education. She also spends time volunteering for the Harvest Hope Food Bank and the Muscular Dystrophy Society.

Cornett is the school leader with a .993 career fielding percentage and has started all 234 games in which she has played. During her four-year career at South Carolina, she has a batting average of .309 with 18 home runs, which ties her for third all-time.

This season, Cornett is second on the team with a .371 batting average and is first in slugging percentage (.527), on-base percentage (.448) and fielding percentage (.992). In 167 at bats, she has 28 runs, 67 hits and 22 walks.

The SEC Good Works Team honors an athlete from each school who gives back to her area through outstanding community service. There are Good Works Teams for all 20 league-sponsored sports.