Mason, West Named to SEC Community Service Team
College Station, Texas – South Carolina swimming & diving juniors Hayley Mason and Daniel West have both been named to the Southeastern Conference’s Community Service Team. The SEC sponsors community service teams for all 21 league sponsored sports in an effort to highlight athletes from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts.
Mason, a native of Columbia, has completed more than 65 hours of community service this academic year. She has primarily spent her time volunteering at the Free Medical Clinic. The clinic provides no-cost healthcare to Columbia’s underserved community and those who do not have insurance. Mason began her work at the clinic in administration, filing paperwork and helping patients file for federal financial aid. She has since began working directly in the clinic, doing preliminary assessments such as taking blood pressure and determining case history to provide hospital referrals.
Mason has also volunteered at both the Riverbanks Boo at the Zoo event and the Junior Gamecock Club Halloween event where she passed out candy to children.
She is a student of the South Carolina Honors College and intends to take a pre-law track where she will study public health policy. Mason has served twice as a team captain for the university’s Relay for Life where she assembled a team of 70+ people to fundraise for the fight against cancer. She has also served on the university’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee and is on both the SAAC and the Swim & Dive Team’s community service teams. Mason is a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and was a CSCAA Scholar All-American (Second Team) in 2022.
West, a native of Germantown, Tenn., has completed more than 40 community service hours during the 2022-23 school year. He has spent time volunteering at the Good Samaritan Clinic, a non-profit clinic in Columbia, S.C., that provides no-cost healthcare to under-served communities in the state. While at the clinic, West works in administration, filing paperwork and entering data for patients. He often assists them in acquiring medication and filling out financial aid paperwork.
West has also spent time volunteering at Columbia’s Habitat for Humanity resale store, where he helps to sort donated goods and works on the store floor with customers. Additionally, West volunteered at the Riverbanks Boo at the Zoo event, where he passed out candy to kids during Halloween.
He is a member of Phi Delta Epsilon, a co-ed pre-medical professional fraternity. West is a Capstone scholar who is a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
West, Mason and the rest of the Gamecock Swimming & Diving squad will begin action at the 2023 SEC Championships today at 4:20 p.m. CT. More information on the Championships can be found here.
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