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Feb. 14, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Senior swimmers Taylor Josserand and Jay Warner were named to the 2014 Southeastern Conference Swimming and Diving Community Service Teams, the league announced Friday.

Throughout her academic and athletic career at South Carolina, Josserand has always made time to give back to the community. The native of Jacksonville, Fla., has continued to participate in events such as the Walk to Cure Diabetes, where she gathered volunteers and assisted in the set-up of the walk, and Relay for Life, where she has helped raise funds for the event. Josserand has worked with the university’s Reading Express program, coordinating the Race to Read event, Transitions which disperses meals to the homeless, and has volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House. She currently serves as the president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

During his time at South Carolina, Warner has participated in numerous community service events, working on the planning committee for Swim 4 Nathaniel, which was set up for a young swimmer who had a brain tumor, helping with the Walk for Diabetes and raising money for Relay for Life. The Moore, S.C. native has also been a part of Cocky’s Reading Express in which he has gone to local elementary schools and read to kids, and has worked with Transitions to help feed the homeless.

The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams for all league sports. The SEC Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to his community in superior service efforts.