Furlong Named to SEC Community Service Team
Nov. 29, 2017
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The SEC announced its 15th annual women’s volleyball Community Service Team on Wednesday morning. South Carolina junior Courtney Furlong represented the Gamecocks for the 2017 season, her first time making the team. The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams for all 21 league sponsored sports, highlighting an athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts.
Furlong helps to plan and organize service efforts for the team, and has 132 hours of community service through the fall of her junior season. Her major service efforts include visits to the local nursing home, Christopher Towers, as well as collecting supplies for Transitions, a homeless shelter in Columbia. Furlong has also worked with her teammates on department-wide service projects like Cocky’s Reading Express, which sends student-athletes out to local schools to read to children.
She registered 93.5 hours as a sophomore, helping the volleyball team earn the athletic department’s Community Outreach Award. Furlong is a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member, carrying a 3.82 GPA as a psychology major. On the court this season, the Oviedo, Fla. native played in 26 matches and finished fifth on the team in kills and sixth in blocks.