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Feb. 24, 2016


COLUMBIA, S.C. ââ’¬” South Carolina senior Khadijah Sessions was named to the SEC Community Service Team for women’s basketball. The Gamecock guard is recognized for the accomplishments beyond the court competition. With individual long-term projects in her freshman and senior seasons, she has illustrated a long commitment to community outreach beyond what the team does in Columbia.

Sessions served as a volunteer coach for the Columbia Supersonics U10 basketball team for three months this season, working with youth on physical and mental aspects of the game. The South Carolina native helped distribute food and other necessities during flood recovery in Columbia. She is most energized when working with children, whom she has reached through visits to schools, hospitals, basketball clinics and meetings through Children’s Chance throughout her career. Sessions has also worked with Innersole, head coach Dawn Staley’s foundation, on several projects and made regular visits to Columbia’s Ronald McDonald House as a freshman.

In a continuing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition, the SEC once again highlighted a Community Service Team for women’s basketball for the 2015-16 season. This marks the 18th year for the SEC Community Service Team for women’s basketball as well as for men’s basketball. All league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004, with at-large teams for men’s and women’s sports being chosen from 1999-2003. The SEC began this concept with a football Community Service Team in 1994.

South Carolina closes out the regular season at home against LSU Sun., Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. The team will honor seniors Asia Dozier, Sarah Imovbioh, Tiffany Mitchell, Tina Roy and Sessions in a ceremony prior to the game.

SEC Community Service Team for Women’s Basketballbr> Nikki Hegstetter, Alabama
Melissa Wolff, Arkansas
Tra-Cee Tanner, Auburn
Brooke Copeland, Florida
Merritt Hempe, Georgia
Janee Thompson, Kentucky
Akilah Bethel, LSU
Erika Sisk, Ole Miss
Blair Schaefer, Mississippi State
Lianna Doty, Missouri
Khadijah Sessions, South Carolina
Andraya Carter, Tennessee
Taylor Cooper, Texas A&M
Kendall Shaw, Vanderbilt