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Akli Named to SEC Community Service Team
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Akli Named to SEC Community Service Team

Columbia, S.C. – The Southeastern Conference has announced ­South Carolina women’s tennis graduate Ayana Akli as a member of its 2024 Community Service Team. The recognition marks the second consecutive year that Akli has made an appearance on the team.

Akli led the team in community service hours, tallying them across numerous events including the 9/11 flag day event in which a memorial display is temporarily put on campus, participating in a firetruck pull with proceeds benefitting Curing Kids Cancer, and assisting with various Student-Athlete Advisory Council donation drives that benefited the local community.

Akli also frequently visited local schools in Richland County where she read to students and participated in the Read Across America event. She also participated in South Carolina’s “Sandstorm Buddies” program in which student-athletes read to patients at the local children’s hospital.

Additionally, Akli is a member of South Carolina’s Dream on 3 team which provided a dream weekend for a child with illness. Akli also did volunteer work for the FCA’s Special Olympics and volunteers at South Carolina’s USTA Kids Day.

Akli and the Gamecocks will conclude the regular season on Saturday, facing Florida in Gainesville at 11:00 a.m.

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