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Clegg Named to SEC Community Service Team
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Clegg Named to SEC Community Service Team

March 16, 2017


Makayla Clegg, South Carolina

Jacqueline Shilen, Auburn

Sydney Beasley, Georgia

Sarah Orsak , Texas A&M

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — University of South Carolina senior Makayla Clegg was named to the 2017 SEC Community Service Team, the league office announced today.

Clegg is joined on the Community Service Team by Auburn’s Jacqueline Shilen, Georgia’s Sydney Beasley and Texas A&M’S Sarah Orsak.

A native of Social Circle, Ga., Clegg has posted over 200 hours of community service during the season, and she is an active volunteer both with team-sponsored activities and on her own time. The senior fosters homeless dogs through Pawmetto Lifeline and Basset Hound Rescue, and she helps provide therapy to horses at Hoof Print Meadows. She went on a mission trip with her church, conducts equestrian camps with Curing Kids Cancer and is a leading participant in the team’s stuffed animal and Christmas gift drives.

“Makayla is an incredible ambassador for our program through the way she selflessly volunteers her time to those who need it,” South Carolina head coach Boo Major said. “Like all student-athletes, Makayla has a busy schedule with class, practice, workouts and competitions, and yet she still finds a way to volunteer several times a week. She is very deserving of this recognition.”

A member of the reining squad, Clegg won a pair of matches last season and was the MOP on Jan. 28 as the Gamecocks scored an exhibition win over Ohio State.


The Gamecocks (6-6, 1-5 SEC) will face Georgia on Friday, March 24 in the semifinals of the 2017 SEC Championship. The meet begins at 1:30 p.m. CT in Auburn, Ala., and Carolina will be looking for their third SEC title after winning the crown in 2013 and 2014.