Friday, March 4, 2011

Auburn's Alverson honored for community service

BIRMINGHAM - Auburn sophomore Blanche Alverson has been named to the 2011 Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Community Service Team.

This marks the 13th year for the SEC Community Service Team for women's basketball as well as for men's basketball. All 20 league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004, with at-large teams for men's and women's sports being chosen from 1999-2003. The SEC began this concept with a football Community Service Team in 1994.

Alverson has been involved with several community service projects during her time at Auburn. She has spent time greeting students at Ogletree Elementary School and Drake Middle School and has also worked with the “Wild About Reading Read-A-Thon.” She has volunteered at the East Alabama Medical Center/Opelika Sportsplex Camp Good Grief and helped collect food for the East Alabama Food Bank. She also worked with the children at Storybook Farm, a therapeutic horse farm and volunteered to work the Auburn City Schools Educational Foundation FACES 2nd Annual 5k Run/Walk.

Alverson, an Andalusia native, is second on the team in scoring with 10.5points per game and leads the team in rebounding with 4.6 boards per game. She hit 49 three-pointers this season, a mark that ranks her 10th all-time at Auburn in single-season 3-pointers. She also has 89 for her career, ranking her ninth all-time at Auburn.

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