Scheider, Davila Named to SEC Community Service Team
Birmingham, Ala. – South Carolina Swimming & Diving seniors Emma Scheider and Rafael Davila have been named to the SEC Community Service Team, the conference announced Tuesday.
Scheider has worked over 200 community service hours in her career at South Carolina, mostly at the Free Medical Clinic and the Crisis Text Line.
She volunteered at the Free Medical Clinic in Columbia, S.C., as a medical assistant where her duties included taking vitals, EKGs, urinalysis, and blood glucose checks. Sheider also triaged patients, cleaned the facility, and helped patients fill out their financial assistance forms.
For her work with the Crisis Text Line, she completed a 30-hour training to be able to volunteer. Her duties involved being an online moderator for people to anonymously write in where she could guide them through tough situations and mental health crisis.
Scheider also participated in team community service events such as Relay for Life throughout her time at South Carolina. She is a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member (2019, 2020, 2021) and secretary of the Pre-PA student group on campus. Schneider is also a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, an honor society for health professionals.
Davila has participated in several team-based community service events during his time as a Gamecock. He lists his favorites as the Relay for Life fundraiser and collecting school supplies for local elementary schools.
Davila also assists the swimming community in his home country of Venezuela. He often donates his additional swim equipment to members of his community back home. Davila’s family also delivers toys to local hospitals in Venezuela over the holidays.
He is a 2018 CSCAA Scholar All-American honorable mention, and was named to the 2018 SEC All-Freshman Team and the 2019 All-SEC Second Team.
Davila will be competing this week at the SEC Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. This is his fourth appearance at the event for the Gamecocks.
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